Posted on: 17 October 2018 by Alexander Preston
Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX (JX) business aviation in-flight Wi-Fi solution has now been installed and activated on 400 business jets worldwide, with 125 installations taking place in the past four months.
Kai Tang, senior vice president of Business and General Aviation at Inmarsat, said, “The fact that 400 aircraft have been installed with Jet ConneX in under two years of commercial service introduction demonstrates the exceptionally high quality JX delivers to the business aviation market. Inmarsat and our partners have worked hard to exceed expectations and that is reflected in this accelerating demand from both manufacturers and business jet owners, many from Fortune 500 companies.”
Jet ConneX is the preferred linefit option of Bombardier, Dassault, Embraer and Gulfstream. In addition, Inmarsat has experienced substantial adoption of the solution on a retrofit basis, with more than 40 type certificate and supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals already secured, including for all Boeing and Airbus VVIP type models.
Using Inmarsat’s advanced Ka-band satellite network, Jet ConneX offers data plans up to 15 Mbps. Aircraft connect to the service using Jet Wave hardware, offered exclusively by Honeywell Aerospace. To date, more than 1,800 of these JetWave systems have already been delivered by Honeywell.