AIX: Eclipse / EAD Aerospace deploy GX on a HoS aircraft

The Eclipse EADS SUMS mounting system.
The EADS Satcom SUMS mounting system.

Eclipse / EAD Aerospace have forged a partnership with AFI KLM E&M, a European MRO, to equip a presidential A319CJ with an inflight connectivity Wi-Fi system.

This solution includes Honeywell JetWave Ka-band SATCOM, cabin network hardware and software, airtime, and STCs with their associated Modkits.

This installation uses EAD’s Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) Modkit, an antenna mounting system already deployed on A319/320/321, A330, A340, B777 and B747 aircraft.

The Eclipse / EAD Aerospace system enables key communications and entertainment capabilities including Voice over IP telephony, and streaming on-demand IPTV.

In addition to the hardware, Eclipse is providing its Aero+ software suite which allows the customer to manage and monitor the on board Inmarsat Ka-band GX network.

Operators can configure aircraft communication zones, users and applications, and allocate, prioritise and optimise bandwidth.

Additionally, the Aero+ suite offers a passenger credit card payment system, monitoring and security tools, SwiftBroadBand fallback functionality, and features a customisable management interface.

As one of the leading distributors of Inmarsat airtime services, Eclipse and EAD Aerospace say they are proud to have been instrumental in enabling the first customers to use the Inmarsat GX Aviation network and the next generation of inflight connectivity.

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