AVIAA signs Brunswick Aviation Services as IFE installation and MRO supplier

Business aviation group purchasing organisation AVIAA has continued its expansion, signing Brunswick Aviation Services as a new communications and IFE MRO supplier.

Based on the US East Coast, Brunswick is an FAA Part 145-certified business for Gulfstream; Bombardier Global; Boeing BBJ and Dassault Falcon aircraft, providing IFE systems and avionics modifications. It is also a preferred Honeywell Center of Connectivity and authorised dealer specialising in JetWave Ka-band connectivity via Inmarsat Jet ConneX.

Brunswick is one of few shops in the US market dedicated to cabin connectivity, internet, Wi-Fi and inflight entertainment. AVIAA members will benefit from discounts on current and popular connectivity products currently available, and are guaranteed rapid installation and customisation.

Gillian Hayes, AVIAA CEO, said: “Brunswick has quickly garnered an excellent reputation for efficiently integrating connected aircraft within minimal downtime. Passengers are obsessive about keeping connected when they fly, and we are pleased to engage with Brunswick and its vast experience in the sector.”

Brunswick Aviation President Per Person commented: “We recognise the great value AVIAA is delivering to its members and see this as a win-win partnership for both of us. Our ethos is that operators want equipment installed quickly. They shouldn’t have to wait until a major MRO event. We are pledging two weeks for installations.”

Brunswick has performed two JetWave satellite installations, each inside two weeks, earning itself Connectivity Center of Excellence and Channel Partner recognition from Honeywell. It also owns a JetWave test set, enabling it to perform all required configurations, and has equipped its Maine and Pennsylvania hangars to further reduce cycle time.