Honeywell is developing the next generation of its JetWave satellite communications system to lower the cost of inflight, high-speed broadband connectivity while also significantly increasing connection speeds. Targeted for certification in 2023, the next generation of JetWave will feature multinetwork, multiconstellation capability, as well as speeds up to 100 megabits per second.
“JetWave is the gold standard of cabin connectivity in business aviation, and we’re about to raise the bar even higher,” said Steve Hadden, vice president, Services & Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace. “Our next generation of JetWave will unlock a wider Ka frequency and utilize the next generation of very-high throughput satellites. Additionally, new service plans will make this connectivity more affordable than it’s ever been.”
JetWave allows passengers to quickly download large files, videoconference with colleagues or livestream a favorite show or sporting event – even on transoceanic flights. The next-generation JetWave offering will expand on those capabilities and initially enter into service with Inmarsat’s global JetConneX Ka-band service. This will enable previously announced JX Evolution plans, which offer increased speeds and capacity. In 2024, the service options enabled by the next-generation JetWave are planned to expand to other Ka-band networks via Honeywell’s satellite network partners. This will bring a new level of flexibility and choice for business aviation operators.
There are more than 3,000 JetWave systems being utilized globally for in-flight connectivity. Commercial incentives for current JetWave customers who wish to upgrade will be offered closer to the product’s availability in 2023.
To learn more about the next generation of JetWave, please visit Honeywell at booth #4100 at the 2022 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
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