Inmarsat has announced that its Jet ConneX (JX) business aviation inflight Wi-Fi solution has now been installed and activated on 400 business jets worldwide.
It says the speed of uptake for the high-speed inflight Wi-Fi service has been rapid, with 125 installations taking place in the past four months alone.
Inmarsat says its suite of advanced connectivity services make today’s connected business aircraft a more productive and efficient way to fly, “providing an onboard connectivity experience in the air that has previously only been available on the ground”.
Kai Tang, Senior Vice President of Business and General Aviation at Inmarsat, said: “The fact that 400 aircraft have been installed with Jet ConneX in under two years of commercial service introduction demonstrates the exceptionally high quality JX delivers to the business aviation market.
“Inmarsat and our partners have worked hard to exceed expectations and that is reflected in this accelerating demand from both manufacturers and business jet owners, many from Fortune 500 companies.”
It says that Jet ConneX is the preferred line-fit option by all of the market-leading business jet manufacturers including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Dassault and Embraer.
In addition, Inmarsat has experienced adoption of the solution on a retrofit basis, with more than 40 type certificate and supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals already secured, including for all Boeing and Airbus VVIP type models.
Using Inmarsat’s advanced Ka-band satellite network, Jet ConneX offers data plans up to 15Mbps and delivers a reliable, consistent Wi-Fi experience that enables the business traveller to stream wherever and whenever.
Aircraft connect to the service using JetWave hardware, offered exclusively by Honeywell Aerospace. To date, more than 1,800 of these JetWave systems have already been delivered by Honeywell.
Inmarsat says it is transforming the global aviation industry by bringing complete connectivity to every aircraft and flight path in the world.