Inmarsat holds GX Aviation preview at Aircraft Interiors Expo

Inmarsat is finally revealing the avionics for its much-anticipated Global Xpress Aviation in-flight satellite broadband service during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany this April 9-11, 2013.

The first high-speed global satellite broadband service for the aviation sector, GX Aviation will employ Ka-band technology designed and built by Honeywell.

Inmarsat expects the GX Aviation avionics to achieve commercial availability in early 2015. The Honeywell systems will fully comply with the A791 industry standard and can easily be forward-fitted and retro-fitted aboard aircraft.

Global Xpress Aviation is expected to consistently deliver throughputs that can hit 50 Mbps anywhere in the world. Airlines will leverage Inmarsat’s new satellite broadband service to provide speeds, data rates, and bandwidth comparable to terrestrial broadband during flights.

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