NBAA 2013: Aircell and Satcom1 announced as GX Aviation distribution partners

Inmarsat and Honeywell Aerospace have revealed that both Aircell, Gogo’s business aviation subsidiary, and satellite communications solution provider, Satcom1, are to be distribution partners of the GX Aviation service for the business aviation market.

GX Aviation aims to offer business aircraft owners and operators, high speed and reliable broadband connectivity through Inmarsat’s wholly owned and operated Ka-band satellites and ground networks. Satcom1 will deliver the service to VIP, government and business aircraft worldwide.

“GX Aviation is rapidly gathering momentum and everything is coming into place,” explained Miranda Mills, Inmarsat President, Aviation. “The first satellite is scheduled to be available to support a launch as early as December this year. The development of the ground infrastructure is progressing as planned and Honeywell is moving ahead with the airborne terminals.”

“We’re pleased to be selected to offer this important new service to the business aviation market,” said John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Aircell already offers one of the most comprehensive in-flight connectivity portfolios in the industry, and offering GX Aviation service is a very logical addition.”

The combined GX Aviation network and hardware is scheduled to be commercially available in early 2015.

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