Inmarsat announces Satcom as GX Aviation distributor

Satcom signs agreement with Honeywell to distribute Inmarsat’s aviation solution

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Inmarsat announces Satcom as GX Aviation distributor GX Aviation enables network provision for the entire aircraft. (Shutterstock)
By  Stephen McBride Published  May 22, 2013

Satellite communications specialist Inmarsat yesterday announced it will be working with Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, to take its GX Aviation proposition to the business aviation market.

GX Aviation is said to offer "consistent, global coverage with the level of broadband speeds, data rates and bandwidth that consumers are used to receiving on the ground".

After signing an agreement with Honeywell, the designated business aviation reseller for Inmarsat's GX Aviation Ka-band connectivity services, Satcom Direct has become a business aviation partner for Inmarsat GX Aviation services and will be a distributor of GX Avionics equipment manufactured by Honeywell.

"Satcom Direct is a very important Inmarsat partner, so we are delighted that they will be adding our GX Aviation services to their product portfolio, which includes Inmarsat's SwiftBroadband for the business aviation sector," said Leo Mondale, managing director for Inmarsat GX.

"As the first high-speed global broadband aviation service, GX Aviation offers consistent connectivity, including the ability to stream Internet content live or hold uninterrupted video calls from 30,000 feet. The service will revolutionise connectivity in the sky."

Offering not only a consumer proposition, GX Aviation enables network provision for the entire aircraft, providing new services to aircraft operators, crew and air traffic control, such as predictive maintenance and enhanced communications regardless of location. Inmarsat's GX Aviation Ka-band is scheduled to be commercially available in early 2015.

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