Honeywell Think Ahead to Inmarsat’s GX Aviation
As Inmarsat’s latest satellite constellation, Global Xpress, or GX as it is commonly known, nears completion, Honeywell Aerospace are thinking ahead, and planning to deliver equipment to airlines ready for the entry of GX into service later this year.
GX will deliver high-speed satellite broadband over the Ka-band, which is set to completely change in-flight connectivity with speeds of up to 50Mbps.
The possibilities for the use of GX include mobile technology, which is a burgeoning sector in both commercial and corporate aviation. The benefits will be felt in the cabin and on the flight deck, where real-time applications for pilots and flight crew, such as flight deck weather, flight tracking and inflight messaging will increase safety aspects across many flight operations.