GENEVA/HAHN, May 21st, 2014 — Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Germany-based maintenance, repair and overhaul company HAITEC Aircraft Maintenance GmbH to deliver its JetWave in-flight Wi-Fi hardware for two charter Airbus Corporate Jet (ACJ) 319 aircraft owned and operated by HAITEC customer Tyrolean Jet Services.
“We are seeing a lot of interest across our air transport and business aviation customer base in what connectivity can deliver,” said Brett Dutton, Senior Vice President VIP Maintenance, HAITEC. “JetWave represents an important and timely technology that can bring Tyrolean Jet Services’ passengers high-speed global connectivity while in the air.”
Honeywell’s JetWave hardware supports Jet ConneX (JX), the business aviation service powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. Once it comes online in the first half of 2015, it will deliver passengers and operators fast, global in-flight Wi-Fi across land and sea. “This agreement is another example of the accelerating demand across the aviation industry for reliable, consistent and high speed in-flight connectivity,” said Julie De Cevins, Vice President, Business & General Aviation EMEAI, Honeywell Aerospace. “Through our work with HAITEC, Tyrolean Jet Services becomes the first business aviation operator to select JetWave and benefit from the revolution in business aircraft connectivity that Inmarsat’s Ka-band service is going to initiate.”
JetWave is capable of delivering downlink speeds to the cabin of up to 33mbps for business aircraft and up to 50mbps for air transport aircraft, allowing passengers to video-conference, send and receive large files and stream high quality television and movies while on the move.
In 2012, Honeywell signed an agreement with Inmarsat to be the exclusive hardware provider for GX Aviation, targeting the air transport and business aircraft markets. Honeywell is also the master distributor of airtime for the business aviation market, working alongside channel partners Satcom1, Aircell, ARINC Direct, Satcom Direct and OnAir.