Aircraft satellite communications provider Satcom Direct will be a distributor of Inmarsat's GX Aviation services to the business aviation market.
Satcom Direct has signed an agreement to distribute GX Avionics equipment manufactured by Honeywell.
“Satcom Direct is a very important Inmarsat partner, so we are delighted that they will be adding our GX Aviation services to their product portfolio – which includes Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband – for the business aviation sector,” said Leo Mondale, Managing Director of Inmarsat GX.
“As the first high-speed global broadband aviation service, GX Aviation will offer consistent connectivity, including the ability to stream internet content live or hold uninterrupted video calls from 30,000 feet.
“The service will revolutionise connectivity in the sky.”
Responding to passenger, airline and business jet operators' needs, GX Aviation will deliver consistent, global Ka-band coverage at broadband speeds, data rates and bandwidth that consumers expect on the ground.
It will enable total network provision for the entire aircraft, providing new services to aircraft operators, crew and air traffic control, such as predictive maintenance and enhanced communications regardless of location.
GX Aviation is scheduled to become commercially available in early 2015.