RoyalJet Abu Dhabi, a private aviation operator, has signed a letter of intent with Honeywell to add Ka-band connectivity services to its latest Boeing Business Jet (BBJ). The companies have been working together for five years, and with this latest deal Honeywell will supply its JetWave high-speed satellite communications hardware and airtime services, which will enable secure, high-speed wi-fi on all devices brought on board via Inmarsat Aviation’s GX Ka-band network.
The latest aircraft will be the 10th BBJ in RoyalJet’s fleet, with the carrier being the world’s largest operator of BBJs (fleet details HERE). The new aircraft will be RoyalJet’s seventh BBJ to be fitted with Honeywell IFC systems.
“Today’s business jet passengers are very tech-savvy and expect to use their devices, especially their mobile phones, from the moment they board an aircraft to the moment they land,” said Mohamed Hussain Ahmed, CEO of RoyalJet. “We have partnered with Honeywell and their connectivity solutions help us address our passengers’ need for modern comfort and connectivity, allowing access to reliable speeds, thereby fulfilling customer demands.”