Aviation

Airborne connectivity with a unique combination of speed, coverage and affordability

Miranda Mills,
Vice-President Aerospace



Passenger connectivity is an on-going competitive battleground. Solutions have been around for some time, but don't yet enable a viable commercial offering on speed, coverage and price. All this changes with Inmarsat GX. It will be the first global superfast broadband for the skies. And it comes from a single trusted supplier.

Passengers can connect to GX with smartphones, tablets and laptops or any other WiFi-enabled device. GX aviation terminals will be provided exclusively by the market leader Honeywell, and Inmarsat is working with aircraft manufacturers to have both line-fit and retrofit solutions available.

Seamless global mobility

Passengers want to be connected wherever they fly. GX will offer the most extensive coverage of airline routes and it's all provided by Inmarsat. So as you fly across the time zones, your passengers will have a continuous, consistent service as traffic is handed seamlessly across each spot beam, and from one satellite to another.

Consistent higher performance

GX will globally deliver the fastest broadband in the skies - up to 50Mbps to the aircraft. And because we own and manage the entire network, service levels will be consistently high, wherever you fly. It expands the possibilities for in-flight entertainment to real-time TV and TV on demand as well as standard email and web browsing at a much faster speed.

Inmarsat reliability

Inmarsat has been operating the most reliable mobile satellite communications network for over 30 years. For safety services and extra resilience, GX is complemented by our SwiftBroadband service on the Inmarsat-4s which deliver 99.9% network availability. It's the only satellite network that combines both Ka- and L-band technologies.

Bandwidth flexibility

It's hard to predict what types of devices and applications your passengers will be using in years to come, but one thing's for sure - you'll always need more bandwidth. GX will offer upgradeable bandwidth that allows you to flexibly adapt to changing requirements and make the most of your capital investment.

More affordable

Ka-band is more efficient in its use of bandwidth, and because we own and manage the entire global network, we make better use of the satellite resources to achieve significant cost savings. This means more affordable in-flight connectivity for your passengers, with simple pricing options that enable you to truly exploit this significant untapped opportunity.

For more information about Global Xpress Aviation, please contact Miranda Mills.

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