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May 26th, 2017

Inmarsat's Jet Connex Joins with Lufthansa Technik's TIOS for Global Inflight Wi-Fi

Inmarsat's (ISAT.L) next-generation Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi service is now available to a growing number of Boeing Business Jet customers worldwide using the advanced Lufthansa Technik Two-In-One Solution (TIOS) radome.

The TIOS radome, which connects to Jet ConneX using exclusive JetWave hardware produced by Inmarsat partner Honeywell, was recently type approved for Boeing Business Jet 3 (based on the Boeing 737-900ER aircraft). In addition, it has already been approved for Boeing Business Jets 1 and 2, which are based on Boeing’s 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft respectively.

Lufthansa Technik's TIOS mounted on the vertical stabilizer of a Boeing Business Jet.

TIOS has been specifically developed by Lufthansa Technik to accommodate two antennas in one radome using an innovative, space-saving, tail-mounted assembly that reduces drag and noise. Operators also benefit from reduced installation and operational costs.
Kurt Weidemeyer, Inmarsat’s Vice President of Business and General Aviation, noted that Boeing VVIP and corporate customers are globe trotters that need a consistent, reliable and global high-speed Wi-Fi solution now. Lufthansa Technik’s TIOS installation is faster and customers are eligible for the same data plans as fuselage mounted antenna installations. It’s a win-win, allowing Inmarsat to offer next-generation Jet ConneX service to an even wider market.