Whether for smaller planes, a secondary network for redundancy and true global coverage, or just a solid, lightweight internet link in the sky, business jet owners can now choose Honeywell‘s Aspire 350 system, operating on the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. The company announced Iridium network certification of the solution at EBACE 2023 in Geneva this week.
Aspire 350 builds upon the success of our legacy satellite communications systems, providing both secure voice and data services for the aircraft cockpit as well as connectivity for the aircraft cabin, all at data speeds faster than our previous generation products.– Mark Goodman, senior director, Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace
With the network certification Honeywell can now access the Iridium Certus services on the LEO constellation. Certus supports download speeds up to 704 Kbps.
“We are proud of Honeywell for reaching this milestone and being one of the first partners certified to bring Iridium Certus services to commercial aircraft,” said Bryan Hartin, executive vice president, Iridium. “The Iridium Certus Connected® Aspire 350 is a great fit for business and commercial aircraft, delivering the peace of mind provided by Iridium’s truly global network.”
The compact and lightweight Aspire 350 kit can be easily installed, even on smaller business jets. And while the link does not deliver broadband streaming speeds, applications including basic text messaging, email, voice messaging and web browsing are supported. For the flight deck this can also include weather updates and other services to improve flight operations.
More news from EBACE 2023
- Inmarsat boosts SwiftJet distribution with Collins Aerospace deal
- Inmarsat boosts speeds with updated Jet ConneX plans
- Gogo Galileo branding launched for LEO services
- Collins Aerospace launches BizAv cabin connectivity on Iridium Certus
- Gogo picks Challenger 300 for Galileo certification pilot
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