Jet ConneX hits 600 installations
Now installed and activated on over 600 business jets, Jet ConneX is growing fast.
Our market-leading Jet ConneX business aviation inflight Wi-Fi solution has just reached a new milestone, after being installed and activated on over 600 business jets across the world.
The announcement was made at the leading business aviation exhibition, NBAA 2019 in Las Vegas, a fitting event to celebrate this impressive accomplishment, which has been achieved in just under three years of commercial service.
“Today marks a significant milestone both for Inmarsat and the business aviation industry as a whole,” observed Kai Tang, Senior Vice President at Inmarsat Aviation. “By successfully achieving more than 600 Jet ConneX installations in just under three years, we have highlighted the ever-increasing demand for global, reliable and high-speed Wi-Fi for business aviation users”.
The phenomenal growth of Jet ConneX in such a short time can be put down to the reliability, consistency and high-speeds it offers to business travelers using the Wi-Fi service, qualities that have previously only been available to users on the ground.
As the preferred linefit option of all of the market-leading business jet manufacturers, including Gulfstream, Bombardier and Dassault, Jet ConneX installations have been increasing at pace, with a 50% increase in the past year alone.
Tang believes there’s no limit to the growth of the service. “Jet ConneX has already established itself as the gold standard for business aviation inflight broadband,” says Tang. “Looking ahead, our ambitious plans to build the service’s capabilities will introduce unprecedented new opportunities to our market and for our global network of value-added resellers – Collins Aerospace, Honeywell and Satcom Direct - to build on.”
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Jet ConneX is powered by Inmarsat’s award-winning global Ka-band satellite network, which has recently seen significant investment in the form of a fully-funded development roadmap for the future. The network currently consists of four high-throughput satellites, but the next five years will see eight new payloads added, starting with the launch of a fifth satellite later this year. These developments will transform Inmarsat’s inflight broadband capabilities and cement Jet ConneX’s position as the world’s flagship connectivity for business jets.
A growing network
The planned roadmap for the satellite network offers business aviation customers a future-proof investment for the future, as they can be assured that the quality of the service will remain consistently high and meet their progressing needs.
To add to this confidence and speed up future installations, Inmarsat has received type certificate and supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for Jet ConneX from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) across all popular platforms, OEMs and aftermarket MROs. There really is no limit to the growth Jet ConneX will see in the coming months and years.