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​NBAA: Inmarsat marks 400 Jet ConneX installs

Inmarsat is marking NBAA by announcing its Jet ConneX in-flight wi-fi system has been installed on 400 business jets, a milestone coming about two years since the system entered service.

Ka-band-based Jet ConneX can deliver data transmission speeds up to 15Mbps, though speeds depend on data packages selected, the company says.

"That's more than enough speed to stream multiple devices simultaneously," says Inmarsat.

The company holds supplemental type certificates for Jet ConneX to be installed on a range of business jets, including those made by Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier, Boeing and Airbus, Inmarsat says.

Bombardier in March 2016 became the first OEM to offer Jet ConneX as a line-fit option on Global 5000s and 6000s.

In addition to Jet Connex, Inmarsat expects its new European connectivity systems – a hybrid system that uses both satellite and air-to-ground communications – to be active next year.

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