JetWave hardware being installed on an aircraft. Photo: Honeywell Aerospace
Honeywell selected Gilat Satellite Networks‘ Taurus In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) modem for its JetWave satellite communication system. The integration of Gilat’s aero-modem aims to enable Honeywell to offer its JetWave solution within territories as well as to roam in-and-out of territories where Gilat’s ground network is deployed. The Honeywell-Gilat solution will first be deployed in China over China’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Ka-band network for both domestic and flights going in-and-out of China, expanding later to additional regions around the globe.
According to the release, Gilat’s IFC solution operates the largest global IFC network with over 1,000 commercial aircraft installed with Gilat’s solution.
“Gilat is pleased to partner with Honeywell to offer JetWave in new territories and regions of the world, and are looking forward to further expansion and cooperation of this strategic relationship,” said Ron Levin VP, Mobility and Global Accounts. “This achievement is another step in materializing Gilat’s vision of enabling broadband anywhere, as well as a testament of Gilat’s recognized global HTS and IFC leadership.”