Eclipse sets up JetWave lab to support Inmarsat GX customers

A Honeywell JetWave antenna for Inmarsat GX fitted at Eclipse's Paris lab.
A Honeywell JetWave antenna for Inmarsat GX fitted at Eclipse’s Paris lab.

Eclipse has set up a new JetWave system lab in Paris to support customers using the new Ka-band Inmarsat GX Aviation inflight connectivity system.

This has been prompted by the recent delivery of JetWave hardware to a customer and the pending activation of the first GX customer via its joint venture, AERO-SATCOM.

The company says it has been at the forefront of delivering new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) solutions to its customers. This includes having recently delivered complete Honeywell JetWave systems to its customers and ongoing preparations to activate its first Global Xpress airtime customer through its UK-based joint venture, AERO-SATCOM.

It says that a crucial part of supporting complex communications systems is having the ability to work with the specific configuration a customer is or will ultimately use.


Eclipse says it has had a well-appointed satcom lab for many years with all of the latest equipment, where it has hosted many of its customers as they evaluate system performance, develop new applications and conduct systems integration testing.

The company says it already has customers scheduled to visit in the coming weeks to see first-hand the dramatic step forward this technology brings to the airborne satcom environment.

With this first Ka-band hardware sale, first pending airtime activation and the STC certification of its SUMS hardware, Eclipse says “it is proud to be at the forefront of the new technologies that are currently revolutionising the airborne satcom industry”.

The company is known to be working on STCs for installations on Airbus A320 family aircraft, A330, A340 and also Boeing 777. The current projects are all for undisclosed Middle Eastern customers.

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