Head-of-state ACJ319 equipped with Ka-band solution


Eclipse, EAD Aerospace and AFI KLM E&M have worked together to bring wi-fi to a presidential ACJ319. The solution is based on Honeywell’s JetWave Ka-band satcom, and also includes cabin network hardware and software, airtime and STCs with associated modification kits.

This installation uses EAD’s Satcom Universal Mounting System (SUMS) modification kit, an antenna mounting system already deployed on A319/320/321, A330, A340, B777 and B747 aircraft.

The system’s capabilities include voice over IP telephony and streaming on-demand IPTV. In addition to the hardware, Eclipse is providing its Aero+ software suite, which allows the customer to manage and monitor the onboard Inmarsat Ka-band GX network.

Operators can configure aircraft communications zones, users and applications, and allocate, prioritize and optimize bandwidth.

Additionally, the Aero+ suite offers a passenger credit card payment system, monitoring and security tools, SwiftBroadband fallback functionality, and features a customizable management interface.

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