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Updated Honeywell JetWave Broadband Coming in 2023

 - October 19, 2022, 3:37 PM

Honeywell Aerospace (Booth 2400B, 4100) said the next generation of its JetWave Ka-band satcom system is expected to be certified next year. It features multi-network, multi-constellation capability that will lower the cost and increase the speed of airborne broadband connectivity up to 100 Mbps, according to Honeywell.

“Our next generation of JetWave will unlock a wider Ka-band frequency and utilize the next generation of very-high throughput satellites,” said Steve Hadden, v-p of services and connectivity. “Additionally, new service plans will make this connectivity more affordable than it’s ever been.”

Commercial upgrade incentives for current customers will be offered “closer to the product’s availability” next year, Honeywell said.

Initial service will be provided via Inmarsat’s global JetConneX Ka-band service, enabling previously announced JX Evolution plans to benefit from increased speed and capacity. Service options will expand to other Ka-band networks through Honeywell’s satellite network partners in 2024. Currently, more than 3,000 JetWave systems are in operation globally.