Posted on: 17 November 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Honeywell is to acquire privately-held Satcom1, a provider of in-flight airtime, satellite communications services and software for private business aircraft, and government and head of state aircraft and helicopters.
The acquisition broadens Honeywell's presence in Europe and expands its global connectivity offerings as it adds communications software, in-flight airtime, satellite communications services for business jets to its existing hardware capabilities and expertise."Demand for in-flight internet and Wi-Fi connectivity is rapidly growing and Satcom1 will strengthen Honeywell's position as a complete provider and integrator of satellite communications equipment, software applications and global airtime services," said Tim Mahoney, president and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace. "The addition of Satcom1 significantly bolsters our connectivity portfolio and enhances our growing software engineering expertise. Our customers will benefit from our ability to now offer a complete suite of connectivity solutions, with a much greater global reach.""Strengthening Honeywell's connectivity offerings with the addition of Satcom1 provides existing and future customers access to a full suite of connectivity offerings throughout their aircraft. Together, we will have a worldwide sales and support presence, facilitating customer interactions and improving the ability to provide customers a greater variety of voice and data solutions to meet their growing demand," said Søren Elmann Ingerslev, chairman of Satcom1.Satcom1 is an existing distribution partner for Honeywell's JetWave terminals and Inmarsat's GX Aviation program.