Clay Lacy Aviation recently completed its first installation of a Honeywell JetWave Ka-band connectivity hardware system on a Bombardier Global 6000. An authorized Honeywell dealer, Clay Lacy installed the system at its Part 145 repair station in Van Nuys, California.
The multi-component system connects to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band satcom network, which provides high-speed streaming internet connectivity for watching movies, sharing video on social media, and performing tasks such as videoconferencing and sending and receiving large files. “Clay Lacy performed this complex JetWave upgrade on schedule and on budget thanks to their Honeywell and Bombardier expertise,” said Renan Bayar, the ultra-long-range twinjet’s captain.
In addition to the Global 6000, the MRO provider’s factory-trained technicians can install the JetWave system on Dassault Falcon and Bombardier Challenger business jets. Downtime for installation is typically 30 to 35 days.