Hongkong Jet choses UAS and Honeywell solution for connectivity

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Hongkong Jet, a charter and management group based in Asia Pacific, has chosen UAS’s LinkEvolution solution for flight services and communication and Honeywell’s GoDirect cabin services for passenger connectivity on board its business jet fleet.

UAS LinkEvolution is designed to provide seamless global connectivity to the cockpit using datalink satellite communications networks. The datalink solution delivers worldwide ACARS (datalink) service, as well as unlimited access to all worldwide VHF networks, including ARINC and SITA, as well as Inmarsat and Iridium satellite networks. UAS says it will also enable Hongkong Jet’s fleet – which includes Gulfstream G650/G550, Falcon 8X, BBJ and ACJ319 types – to keep abreast of datalink regulations and remain compliant, regardless of where the aircraft are flying. Honeywell is key player in the datalink-satellite communications arena.

The strategic alliance between the two companies originated in May 2017, when UAS and Honeywell ratified a partnership to expand Honeywell’s flight deck and cabin connectivity services through UAS LinkEvolution. The companies say the benefits of this communications technology include a single-vendor solution for the entire fleet; unlimited datalink communications over all VHF and satellite networks with no per-kilobit charges or satellite premiums; and reliable, 24/7 technical support, powered by Honeywell.

“UAS is incredibly proud of the success we’ve had in promoting UAS LinkEvolution globally,” said Omar Hosari, co-owner/founder and CEO at UAS. “We have been delivering cost-efficiency and reliability to operators since we began this partnership with Honeywell. We’re delighted to introduce Hongkong Jet to this technology and are confident their experience will be overwhelmingly positive.”

“Honeywell GoDirect will provide cabin connectivity service for Hongkong Jet’s fleet, including Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX Ka-band service that runs on Honeywell’s JetWave terminal,” said John Peterson, vice president of service and connectivity at Honeywell Aerospace. “GoDirect offers a full suite of cabin connectivity services, along with cabin routers and tools to allow customization of the user experience in the cabin to provide passengers with the connectivity they desire within a set budget. Local technical support in Hong Kong plus the GoDirect global technical support team assures customer connectivity issues are addressed quickly and correctly.”

“UAS LinkEvolution offers a customized and responsive solution to our unique flight deck communication requirements,” said a Hongkong Jet spokesperson. “It was a natural choice to make the switch, both in terms of performance and cost-efficiency. At Hongkong Jet we pride ourselves on being a well-informed, passionate team of experts who focus our undivided attention on providing business jet owners with a safe, professional, personal and proactive service that allows each aircraft owner to realize the full potential of business jet ownership. Now with the introduction of LinkEvolution services for the flight deck and Honeywell GoDirect cabin connectivity services we can continue to service our clients according to our company ethos.”

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