Honeywell JetWave, as certified and installed by L2 Aviation, provides global aircraft HighSpeed internet connectivity.
Austin, Texas – November 24, 2020: L2 Aviation, a leader in innovative avionics services and products including engineering, parts, certification, installation and manufacturing announced today completion of a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation and operation of the Honeywell JetWave system in a Boeing 767 aircraft.
Utilizing L2 Aviation’s engineering and design, kits were prepared at L2’s headquarters and installers from L2’s Remote Avionics Modification Service (RAMS) team were able mount a fuselage antenna on a Boeing 767 aircraft at the customer’s location. The unique elements of this design afford Boeing 767 aircraft operators to connect with Inmarsat’s Ka-band GX Aviation satellite constellation providing high-speed data transfer rates for passengers to enjoy continuous internet connection throughout the flight including seamless streaming of ipTV content.
“This project required a huge design and certification effort”, said Kevin Paul, VP of Engineering Value Stream, “There are many instances in this program where things could have failed and L2’s commitment to the project and our customer were tested. The global pandemic challenged our engineering team who had to adjust to remote collaboration, we had to find ways to perform remote witnessing of the certification effort that took place in the Middle East and our RAMS teams had to overcome many integration hurdles. In the end, the system is operationally excellent.”
“People take for granted that Wi-Fi and internet access is just a part of the modern flying experience but the truth is connecting an aircraft traveling at high speeds to a geosynchronous satellite constellation is very complex”, said Mark Lebovitz, Founder & CEO of L2 Aviation. “Our team has the experience and skills to integrate and certify this extremely intricate system with a focus on continual performance that is seamless to the passengers. The best system is the one that nobody even knows is there and works flawlessly without any interaction to make it happen. The result exemplifies the potential of L2 Aviation’s teams to achieve amazing results no matter the complexity!”
Honeywell’s JetWave is the exclusive hardware that enable air transport and regional aircraft to connect to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service – GX Aviation, the first consistent high-speed broadband service to span the world. As a result, passengers can enjoy greatly improved productivity with in-flight Wi-Fi speeds up to 50 Mbps. As an airborne satellite communications pioneer and leading technology developer, Honeywell’s JetWave provides operators with comprehensive global connectivity solutions by providing passengers with best-in-class in-flight connectivity service now and in the future.