May 25, 2016 – According to Rockwell Collins, in a series of recent network tests, the company validated the performance of Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX high-speed broadband service for the business aviation market, as well as a number of its own value-added services.
Rockwell Collins is a value-added reseller of the Jet ConneX service as part of its ARINCDirect offering. Jet ConneX is being launched later this year and will be powered by Inmarsat’s next generation of Ka-band satellites.
“Jet ConneX from Inmarsat is poised to provide business jet passengers with the highest in-flight connectivity speeds available,” said David Stanley, vice president, ARINCDirect Cabin Services for Rockwell Collins. “Along with higher speeds and greater bandwidth, we are excited to offer a number of value-added applications that will enhance the passenger experience even further.”
New value-added applications and services available include an app that allows passengers to place and receive calls and texts on their personal cell phone, using their own number, anywhere in the world using broadband service connections from the aircraft. Another feature is firewall security, which allows flight operations to filter onboard Internet content according to passengers’ preferences.