Honeywell announced it has achieved final certification from Inmarsat for JetWave, the company's package of hardware that will allow crew and passengers to connect to GX Aviation, the new in-flight broadband service from Inmarsat. Users can consistently and more quickly surf the internet, check emails, stream music and videos, and shop online without drop-off throughout their flight, even when flying over oceans.

Users can consistently and more quickly surf the internet, check emails, stream music and videos, and shop online without drop-off throughout their flight, even when flying over oceans.

"Inmarsat's certification of our JetWave hardware means that customers don't have to wait for a high-speed, global connectivity service. It's available and ready for installation now," said Carl Esposito, vice president of Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace. "A recent Honeywell survey found that 84 percent of travelers say that it is important to have an in-flight Wi-Fi experience identical to what they have at home or in the office, and airlines around the world will now be able to meet their customers' demands with GX Aviation."

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The final type approval certificate confirms that the system functions as designed and completes the process to bring GX Aviation to the aerospace market. The certification centers on operation in all environmental conditions with Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) satellite network, which comprises three satellites already launched and functioning.

This ensures that passengers, pilots and other airline personnel have access to high-speed, consistent and reliable broadband service by GX Aviation on flights worldwide, with speeds similar to those experienced at home or in the office.

JetWave has also been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency for safety, environmental and installation standards.