Thursday, September 27, 2012

Honeywell and Thales Partner to Bring Next-Generation Broadband Connectivity to Global Aviation Market

Honeywell is working together with in-flight entertainment and connectivity supplier Thales to bring next generation global broadband connectivity to the world aviation industry.

The two aerospace companies are working to integrate the Honeywell-developed GX Aviation Ka band satcom avionics and antenna systems, operating over Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band satellite constellation, with Thales’ cabin network solutions. The combined offering will give commercial airline operators and their passengers four times the in-flight connectivity bandwidth.  This increased bandwidth will enable real-time TV channel viewing and social media connectivity, as well as virtual office functionality for video conferencing.

“Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band satellite connectivity system is a game changer and continues our tradition of providing the commercial aerospace market with innovative, proven and reliable products,” said Jack Jacobs, Vice President of Marketing for Honeywell Aerospace. “We expect that this connectivity system will provide airlines with significantly larger bandwidth at a cost-effective price.”

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