Collins Aerospace, through a new agreement with Inmarsat, will now work directly to offer Inmarsat Jet ConneX (JX) high-speed inflight connectivity to business jet operators through a Level 1 Value Added Reseller (VAR) position.
Already a VAR for the commercial airline and government market segments globally, they say this new agreement further strengthens the Collins Aerospace relationship with Inmarsat.
Through this new arrangement, Collins Aerospace will work with Inmarsat to improve the inflight experience for its JX customers.
JX not only provides customers with valuable and necessary onboard internet services, it also enables improved data transfer between the aircraft and operations teams on the ground.
With improved access to tools and data, the company can provide customers with more immediate and comprehensive support. The JX service is offered as part of Collins’ ARINCDirect solution.
David Poltorak, Vice President, Business and Government Aviation Services for Collins Aerospace, said: “By directly offering Inmarsat’s JX high-speed internet services, combined with our connectivity experience and our proven support, we’ll be able to take our customer value proposition to the next level.
“We have been a Level 1 distributor of Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband (SBB) for many years. Now, as a Level 1 VAR of JX, we can continue working collaboratively with Inmarsat to provide our customers with top-line support and tools.”
Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation, added: “Since entering commercial service two years ago, Jet ConneX has quickly established itself as the world’s leading inflight Wi-Fi solution for business aviation.
“Collins Aerospace has been an important part of that journey and we are delighted to now expand our relationship. As a Level 1 VAR for Jet ConneX, they will work directly with us to build on the service’s success and enhance their customer offering through ARINCDirect.”
In addition to cabin connectivity services, ARINCDirect provides business aviation operators with tools to simplify the business of flight including flight planning, regional and international trip support and flight operations management.