Honeywell Aerospace is to provide airtime services utilizing OneWeb’s planned satellite constellation in the business, commercial and military aircraft markets. Honeywell will also offer aircraft equipment to support the service. OneWeb is building a constellation of more than 600 satellites, with the aim of providing approximately 10Tbps of high-speed internet access to billions of people around the world, even in the most remote areas. The constellation is expected to be operational in 2019.
Under the agreement, Honeywell will provide business jet, commercial airline and military aviation customers with aircraft hardware and airtime services that could include weather, navigation and health monitoring of the aircraft via the OneWeb satellite constellation. In addition, Honeywell will work with OneWeb to explore in-orbit satellite equipment supply for the constellation.
“At Honeywell, our goal is to expand inflight connectivity through ambitious technology innovation,” said Carl Esposito, vice president, marketing and product management, Honeywell Aerospace. “By leveraging OneWeb’s satellite network, we can bring the benefits of connectivity to new customers, improving aircraft efficiency, safety, comfort and security.”
“Our mission is to enable affordable internet access for everyone,” said Greg Wyler, chief executive officer, OneWeb. “By partnering with Honeywell, we can bring the benefits of affordable, low-latency broadband to business, commercial and military aircraft. We look forward to working with Honeywell, which has unparalleled expertise in aerospace connectivity, as a key partner in advancing global connectivity.”