The high-speed aviation revolution

In a data-driven world, staying connected is a necessity, whenever and wherever you fly.

Jet ConneX delivers broadband that allows passengers to join a video conference while flying over the Atlantic, catch the latest market reports en route to the next business meeting, download tomorrow’s presentation from the company server – or just kick back and stream the game or TV show live.

Inmarsat’s suite of advanced connectivity services make today’s connected business aircraft a more productive and efficient way to fly.

The fastest broadband in the sky for business aviation

Jet ConneX offers passengers the highest speed and most extensive coverage of flight routes available to the market. It’s the first worldwide Ka-band network available to business aviation from a single operator. The Jet ConneX service delivers a reliable, uninterrupted, high quality Wi-Fi experience wherever you fly. It provides data speeds capable of supporting video-streaming, Voice over IP (VoIP), live TV, file transfer and VPN. Just about everything that makes business fast moving down here, moves just as fast at 35,000ft with Jet ConneX.

Bandwidth requirements

Application Bandwidth Required
Voice over IP (VoIP) 64Kbps / 0.064Mbps
Internet / Email 400Kbps / 0.4Mbps
Video conferencing 500Kbps / 0.5Mbps
480i Video  / YouTube streaming 500Kbps / 0.5Mbps
1080p Video streaming 2000Kbps / 2Mbps

Indicative requirements only. Bandwidth requirements may vary according to the specific application employed.

Global Xpress: high capacity, worldwide coverage

Jet ConneX operates over Global Xpress, the first worldwide Ka-band network from a single operator. Each of the network’s three Inmarsat-5 (I-5) satellites operate 89 highly efficient Ka-band spot beams. A foundation layer of global coverage is capable of providing up to 50Mbps to fuselage mounted, and 33Mbps to tail mounted, antennas. Capacity can be supplemented by each satellite’s unique steerable beams, which direct additional capacity three times as powerful as the spot beams to busy airspace during high traffic periods.

A fourth I-5 satellite – completed, tested and scheduled for launch – will provide additional capacity and redundancy over a third of the total global coverage area. In the early 2020s, Inmarsat plans to launch two additional Ka-band payloads, supplementing regional capacity that can be dynamically allocated based on network demand.

Jet ConneX is the only business aviation solution to offer a guaranteed data rate globally. And as data requirements rise, upgradeable bandwidth, at a low cost per Mb, gives you the flexibility to adapt to changing needs and maximise the return on your investment.

Broadband you can rely on, now and in the future

The Global Xpress network is supported by a fully redundant ground infrastructure, providing network availability of at least 95%. Each satellite has two ground stations to guarantee reliable communication to the satellites. Operational control is maintained with redundant Satellite Control and Network Operations Centres, owned and operated exclusively by Inmarsat.

State of the art JetWave terminals

The lightweight JetWave MCS 8X00 system is offered exclusively from Honeywell. The system consists of four major components:

  • Antenna controller to accurately point the antenna to the satellite
  • RF unit to blast the data through space
  • Modem to process the incoming and outgoing data
  • Either a fuselage or tail mounted antenna to direct the data to and from the satellite

Supplemental Type Certificates already exist for over thirty aircraft from all leading manufacturers, with additional certificates achieved by 2017, including:

Airbus: A319, A320, A340, A350

Boeing: B737, B747, B747-8I, B757, B767, B787

Gulfstream: GIV, G450, G500, G550, G600, G650

Bombardier: Global 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, Challenger 604, 605, 650

Dassault: F7X, F8X, F900

Jet ConneX Distribution Partners

Our global network of service providers offers tailored plans on a monthly subscription basis, as well as 24/7 technical support, billing and value-added services to help manage usage and optimise bandwidth.

Arinc Direct:
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