Inmarsat to offer high-speed broadband with global leader in satellite communications

Collins Aerospace, leader in advanced technologically and intelligent solutions for the global aerospace and defense industry, is working directly with Inmarsat to offer JetConneX (JX) a high-speed internet service to business jet operators.

Through this new arrangement, Collins Aerospace will work with Inmarsat – world leader in global, mobile, and satellite communications – to improve the inflight experience for its JX customers.

David Poltorak, Vice President for Business and Government Aviation Services for Collins Aerospace, said: “By directly offering Inmarsat’s JX high-speed internet services, combined with our connectivity experience and our proven support, we’ll be able to take our customer value proposition to the next level.”

The JX service is offered as part of Collins’ ARINCDirect solution with improved access to tools and data, the company can now provide customers with more immediate and comprehensive support.

Mr Polorak said: “We have been a Level 1 distributor of Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband (SBB) for many years and now, as a Level 1 VAR of JX, we can continue working collaboratively with Inmarsat to provide our customers with top-line support and tools.”

Already a Level 1 Value Added Reseller (VAR) for the commercial airline and government market segments globally, this new agreement further strengthens the Collins Aerospace relationship with Inmarsat to deliver a high-speed connection.

Philip Balaam, president of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Since entering commercial service two years ago, JetConneX has quickly established itself as the world’s leading inflight Wi-Fi solution for business aviation.

“Collins Aerospace has been an important part of that journey and we are delighted to now expand our relationship. As a Level 1 VAR for JetConneX, they will work directly with us to build on the service’s success and enhance their customer offering through ARINCDirect.”

In addition to cabin connectivity services, ARINCDirect provides business aviation operators with tools to simplify flight planning, regional and international trip support and flight operations management.