NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition, Las Vegas 22 October 2013 – Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the world’s leading provider of mobile satellite communications services and Honeywell Aerospace have announced the aeronautical satellite communications solution provider, Satcom1, as a distribution partner to deliver GX Aviation to VIP, government and business aircraft across the globe.
With GX, business aircraft owners and operators will have global, high speed and reliable broadband connectivity through Inmarsat’s wholly owned and operated Ka-band satellites and ground networks.
The formal agreement is between Satcom1 and Honeywell, the designated business aviation reseller for Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band connectivity services.
Miranda Mills, Inmarsat President, Aviation, said: “It’s an exciting time to be a part of the in-flight connectivity market. GX will offer operators the first high-speed, globally available and reliable in-flight global connectivity service. The operational and cost benefits to aircraft operators will be significant. With its strong background in aeronautical satellite communications, Satcom1 is the ideal partner to promote the benefits of GX to business aviation operators around the globe.”
The combined GX Aviation network and hardware is scheduled to be commercially available in early 2015, providing high speed broadband services with complete global coverage for all aircraft requirements, both in the cockpit and the cabin.
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Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).
Satcom1 has been developing innovative solutions for “office in the sky” services since 2003 based on extensive first-hand experience in satellite communications and aeronautical field support. Today, Satcom1 provides a complete airtime solution, software and consultancy to any size business jet, Head-of State, military, helicopters and VVIP aircraft worldwide in more than 50 countries and offers support in 11 languages. Based in Greve, Denmark, R&D and Support department located at Paris Le Bourget Airport, France – the rest of the offices are spread worldwide in Geneva (Switzerland), Dubai (UAE), San Antonio (USA) and soon in Shanghai (China).
Thousands of Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft worldwide. The Aerospace business unit develops and integrates technologies that span air traffic modernization, flight and runway safety, engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, connectivity, logistics and more that deliver safe, efficient, productive and comfortable transportation-related experiences. For more information, visit http://aerospace.honeywell.com or follow us at @honeywell_aero on Twitter.
Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com.