Jet Aviation Basel is set to install a Ka-band satellite communications system (SCS) on a B747-400. The company will develop a Ka-band STC for the aircraft and install the system with Honeywell’s satcom hardware and the JetWave MCS-8200 fuselage-mounted antenna. The Ka-band SCS will ultimately interface with the existing local area network on the aircraft.
Honeywell’s JetWave Ka-band GX Aviation Satellite Communications terminal is designed to provide seamless global broadband service via the Inmarsat Global Xpress network. The system supports both commercial global spot beams and high capacity commercial (HCC) spot beams without reconfiguring the system, transitioning networks or changing providers. The terminal is available in two configurations – a fuselage-mounted antenna system for larger air transport grade aircraft (MCS-8200) and a tail-mounted antenna system for corporate and business aviation aircraft (MCS-8000).
“With all of us having enjoyed nearly limitless high-speed internet on the ground for so long, we are thrilled to help bring this experience to our customers up in the air,” said Johannes Turzer, senior vice president and general manager of the Jet Aviation Basel Maintenance Center.
November 20, 2015