With GX, business aircraft owners and operators will have global, high speed and reliable broadband connectivity through Inmarsat’s wholly owned and operated Ka-band satellites and ground networks. The formal agreement is between Satcom1 and Honeywell, the designated business aviation reseller for Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Ka-band connectivity services.
Miranda Mills, Inmarsat President, Aviation, said, “GX will offer operators the first high-speed, globally available and reliable in-flight global connectivity service. The operational and cost benefits to aircraft operators will be significant. With its strong background in aeronautical satellite communications, Satcom1 is the ideal partner to promote the benefits of GX to business aviation operators around the globe.”
The combined GX Aviation network and hardware is scheduled to be commercially available in early 2015, providing high speed broadband services with complete global coverage for all aircraft requirements, both in the cockpit and the cabin.