Honeywell has announced that its high-speed JetWave broadband inflight connectivity system is now an option for new Dassault Falcon business jets.
The system can also be installed on aircraft already in service.
Honeywell’s JetWave antennas and hardware enable the use of Inmarsat’s high-speed Ka-band Jet ConneX service.
Once installed, the system allows passengers to enjoy video streaming and phone calls, music and movie downloads, access to private company networks, and online shopping.
Honeywell’s JetWave hardware is now available as an option for installation aboard new Falcon 900LX, Falcon 7X, Falcon 8X, Falcon 5X business jets with initial delivery in mid-2017.
For existing Dassault customers, Honeywell’s JetWave hardware is available for current installation on the Falcon 7X and Falcon 900 Series aircraft.
Olivier Villa, Executive Vice President, Civil Aircraft, Dassault Aviation, said: “We believe that the future of business aviation lies in global connectivity.
“Demand from our customers and operators for reliable, high-speed, global Wi-Fi is growing exponentially.
“Honeywell’s JetWave hardware, combined with Jet ConneX service from Inmarsat, is just the right solution to meet this need. It is one of the best offerings on the market and ensures our customers the ultimate in onboard comfort and productivity.”
Michael Edmonds, President, Services and Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace, added: “With JetWave, Dassault operators and owners can now benefit from consistent, high-speed connectivity to browse the internet, stream videos and videoconference virtually anywhere in the world.
“As truly global high-speed connectivity becomes more accessible to business jet operators, they can connect their aircraft beyond the cabin, which will help them fly safer and more efficiently, ultimately increasing the passenger experience.”
Kurt Weidemeyer, Inmarsat Vice President of Business Aviation, said that Jet ConneX is the only truly global, high-speed Wi-Fi service option for business jets, offering levels of speed and reliability that have not previously been available in the air.
“We are pleased to bring this unmatched technology to Dassault’s loyal customers, giving them the ability to work, enjoy entertainment and stay in touch with what’s happening on the ground,” Weidemeyer said.
Honeywell is also the master airtime distributor for Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX service.
Honeywell’s GoDirect Cabin Connectivity, a suite of services and mobile applications, also enables business jet owners and operators to more easily manage and control their satellite communications services and usage.