Honeywell’s Aspire 350 satellite communications system has achieved Iridium® network certification. The Aspire 350 communications system provides global, seamless, weather-resilient, high-speed connectivity for business aviation aircraft, airliners and helicopters — anywhere in the world.
Iridium network certification grants Honeywell access to transmit and receive the Iridium Certus® service over the Iridium network. Iridium Certus is an advanced, multiservice platform enabled by the upgraded, truly global Iridium satellite constellation with download speeds up to 704 Kbps. To achieve this certification, Honeywell executed testing under Iridium’s oversight. Honeywell has partnered with Iridium as a value-added manufacturer (VAM) of aviation terminals that operate on the Iridium network.
“Aspire 350 builds upon the success of our legacy satellite communications systems, providing both secure voice and data services for the aircraft cockpit as well as connectivity for the aircraft cabin, all at data speeds faster than our previous generation products. We have now proven the success of Aspire 350 with a supplemental type certificate on a BGA platform and are very excited to introduce the product to the market this year,” said Mark Goodman, senior director, Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace.
“We are proud of Honeywell for reaching this milestone and being one of the first partners certified to bring Iridium Certus services to commercial aircraft,” said Bryan Hartin, executive vice president, Iridium. “The Iridium Certus Connected® Aspire 350 is a great fit for business and commercial aircraft, delivering the peace of mind provided by Iridium’s truly global network.”
Simple to install, Aspire 350 provides affordable, fast, reliable connectivity at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems. Certified access to the Iridium Certus service provides operators with high-speed data and voice connectivity in a compact, lightweight package, which helps reduce weight and boosts fuel savings. Passengers and crew also benefit from high-speed data connectivity for applications like text, email, voice messaging and web browsing.
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