Business jet owners can now take advantage of the fastest inflight internet speeds ever offered by Inmarsat. The company’s new data plans, part of the Jet ConneX Evolution program announced last year, are now live, promising up to 100 Mbps speeds to the aircraft.
[T]hese transformative new plans once again highlight Inmarsat’s continued focus on staying ahead of market expectations. This provides customers with reassurance that our connectivity will keep pace with their long-term needs.– Kai Tang, Inmarsat’s Head of Business Aviation
The new Jet ConneX service plans are available through Inmarsat’s global business aviation distribution partners, Satcom Direct, Collins Aerospace and Honeywell. Satcom Direct shows a range of service plans available, topping out at 20 Mbps. These will now increase to include the 100 Mbit plan.
As first tipped last year, these plans can be activated on the more than 1,400 existing Honeywell JetWave terminals installed and flying today. A trio of new terminal from Orbit, Satcom Direct, and Honeywell will also support the higher speeds when installed. The Orbit and Satcom Direct options are tail-mount models. All three are mechanically steered solutions, not ESAs. The Orbit and Satcom Direct systems are expected to be available for installation this year. Inmarsat confirms that the Satcom Direct solution is currently testing in flight.
The boosted JX performance activation comes as Inmarsat also expanded distribution of the higher speed SwiftJet L-band service in a distribution deal with Collins Aerospace. In both cases the company extracts more capacity from existing satellite infrastructure to improve the overall service offering. While not unique to Inmarsat, this approach delivers a smart and efficient approach to resource management, helping control costs while also boosting the passenger experience.
The company also has plans for increased capacity coming online for both Jet ConneX and SwiftJet over the next few years. The first I-6 satellite is in the process of activating its Ka-band and L-band payloads over the Asia-Pacific region. The second I-6 is expected to come online for customers in early 2024. An additional five satellite launches are planned with Ka-band payloads entering service through 2025, while a trio of new microGEO L-band satellites were just announced for launch in 2026.
More on Jet ConneX:
- The “Evolution” of Jet ConneX delivers more for passengers
- Satcom Direct connects with new Jet ConneX terminal
- Next Gen JetWave antenna boasts boosted BizAv performance
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