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Honeywell Signs Connectivity Agreements with Charter Operators

 - April 17, 2019, 9:00 AM

Honeywell (Booth B435) and OJets extended an agreement signed last year for airborne connectivity services, and HK Bellawings has selected Honeywell’s GoDirect Cabin connectivity applications for its fleet.

For HK Bellawings, a Hong Kong-based business jet charter-management provider, the GoDirect Cabin applications will help it manage passenger data consumption during customer flights. Overhead costs associated with airborne connectivity can climb rapidly if not managed properly, and GoDirect Cabin’s Data Control service can save operators up to $100,000 per year per aircraft on data costs, according to Honeywell.

GoDirect Cabin also helps operators with troubleshooting, networking, and onboard data management, especially when paired with Honeywell onboard routers.

“With GoDirect Cabin we can offer better connectivity for a range of needs, like participating in a business video conference or enjoying inflight entertainment,” said Jack Li, vice president of HK Bellawings. “Honeywell’s GoDirect Cabin services will increase our capability to provide high-speed connectivity at a lower cost, further enhancing our competitive offerings in the region.”

The OJets agreement continues Connected Aircraft solutions provided by Honeywell, including airborne connectivity over Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Ka-band (Honeywell Jet Connex using JetWave equipment), ViaSat Ku-band, and Iridium networks.

“This agreement continues our strong working relationship with Honeywell and will further assist us in achieving our collective goal of providing passengers with tailored and enhanced flight experiences, in addition to heightened safety and efficiency,” said OJets senior executive vice president Philippe Crevier.

More than 550 Honeywell JetWave systems have been installed in business jets thus far, and the system provides high-speed broadband airborne connectivity nearly anywhere in the world.