Nov 23, 2018
Honeywell Aerospace signs as global reseller of GX Aviation
14 November 2018: Inmarsat has expanded its global network of Value Added Resellers (VARs) for its GX Aviation
inflight broadband solution with the addition of Honeywell Aerospace,
further endorsing our commitment to operating the reference inflight
connectivity network for airlines around the world.
The agreement builds on our long-standing partnership with Honeywell,
which already manufactures the JetWave hardware for GX Aviation and
Jet ConneX inflight Wi-Fi service for the business aviation market, through its GoDirect retail services business.
GX Aviation is the world’s first and only global, high-speed inflight
broadband service, delivered through a wholly-owned and operated
network of Global Xpress (GX) High-Throughput Satellites (HTS).
This award-winning solution allows passengers to seamlessly browse
the internet, stream videos, check social media and more during flights,
with onboard connectivity comparable to the mobile broadband services
they receive on the ground.
As part of the agreement, Honeywell will now market GX Aviation to
airlines worldwide through its rapidly growing GoDirect retail services
business. This increases the company’s focus on end users, allowing it
to tailor smart connectivity solutions directly to individual customers –
whether in the airline or business aviation space.
In addition, Honeywell will continue to manufacture and sell the JetWave hardware to airline and business aviation customers.
Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Inmarsat and
Honeywell have an extremely successful track record of working together
in the fast-growing inflight connectivity market. We are delighted to
now extend this partnership. Honeywell’s unique depth of experience in
this field and their close relationships with airlines make them a
perfect fit as a value-added reseller of GX Aviation.
“This agreement also builds on our exceptional go-to-market strategy.
It comes soon after a new strategic collaboration with Panasonic
Avionics and our continued success with existing value-added resellers,
which have done an outstanding job in selling GX Aviation to leading
airlines across the world. Our distribution network is now truly the
best of the best.”
Ben Driggs, President of Services and Connectivity, Honeywell
Aerospace, said: “A shift is underway in the aviation industry, focused
on higher margin opportunities in software, services and predictive data
analytics. Today’s announcement gives us the ability to market our
multitude of GoDirect Connected Aircraft services in addition to
hardware directly to future airline customers.”