Posted on: 14 November 2018 by Kimberley Young
Honeywell Aerospace has become a global reseller of Inmarsat’s GX Aviation in-flight broadband.
The agreement builds on a long-standing relationship between the companies. Honeywell manufactures the JetWave hardware for GX Aviation and sells Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX in-flight Wi-Fi service for the business aviation market, through its GoDirect retail services business.
The new agreement means Honeywell will now market GX Aviation to airlines worldwide through the GoDirect retail services business. As a result, it will be able to tailor smart connectivity solutions directly to individual customers, whether in the airline or business aviation space.
“A shift is underway in the aviation industry focused on connecting passengers and aircraft systems themselves anywhere in the globe with high bandwidth and secure connections to improve the flight experience and the aircraft efficiency,” said Ben Driggs, president of Services & Connectivity at Honeywell Aerospace. “Today’s announcement gives us the ability to market Honeywell’s multitude of GoDirect Connected Aircraft services on top of hardware directly to airline customers.”
“Inmarsat and Honeywell have an extremely successful track record of working together in the fast-growing in-flight connectivity market,” said Philip Balaam, president of Inmarsat Aviation. “We are delighted to now extend this partnership. Honeywell’s unique depth of experience in this field and their close relationships with airlines make them a perfect fit as a value-added reseller of GX Aviation.”
Balaam further explained, “This agreement builds on our exceptional go-to-market strategy. It comes soon after a new strategic collaboration with Panasonic Avionics and our continued success with existing value-added resellers, which have done an outstanding job in selling GX Aviation to leading airlines across the world. Our distribution network is now truly the best of the best.”