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May 23rd, 2017

Inmarsat’s Power of Four Elevates Them to New Heights with Jet ConneX 

Inmarsat (ISAT.L) now enjoys the power of four after receiving a confirmation that four major private jet manufacturers will use Jet ConneX. Jet ConneX, which uses JetWave hardware produced by Inmarsat's partner Honeywell, is available as linefit on Dassault Falcon business jets and will also be linefit on Embraer Lineage 1000E executive jets from early 2018. Jet ConneX is already the preferred linefit option on Gulfstream and Bombardier aircraft.

Inmarsat announced this significant milestone for its Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, with four of the business aviation industry’s major private jet manufacturers now offering the next-generation solution to customers as a linefit option.

Jet ConneX, the only global, high-speed Wi-Fi option available for business jets today, offers the same connectivity in the air that has previously only been available on the ground. Using Inmarsat’s advanced Ka-band satellite network, Jet ConneX offers data plans up to 15Mbps and consistent global coverage across 100 percent of major airline routes. Inmarsat designs, owns and operates its own satellite capacity, ensuring that high quality capacity is added ahead of demand; most recently through the launch of its fourth Ka-band satellite with SpaceX last week.

Kurt Weidemeyer, Inmarsat’s Vice President of Business and General Aviation remarked that Inmarsat continues to see overwhelming demand for Jet ConneX, reinforcing their status as the number one connectivity provider to business aviation customers worldwide. They couldn’t be prouder to confirm Dassault and Embraer alongside Gulfstream and Bombardier as the latest of the big four private jet manufacturers to start linefit of Jet ConneX.

Additionally, Inmarsat has long led the way in connectivity for business jets. SwiftBroadband was the best in class when it was launched and Jet ConneX is a stellar upgrade. Reaching this milestone is testament to their strategy of listening and responding to what business aviation customers want. It’s also a great endorsement in their service from manufacturers. They  look forward to continuing to build on this strategy and success in the coming months and years. 

Warren Nechtman, Vice President of Connectivity Equipment, Honeywell Aerospace concluded that business jet operators expect to have the same experience with in-flight Wi-Fi as they do at home or in the office and that is why four business jet manufacturers have selected JetWave and Jet ConneX for their customers. Together, Honeywell and Inmarsat are improving productivity, entertainment and comfort for business aviation with truly global, high-speed connectivity.