In Game-Changing New Partnership, Honeywell and OneWeb Bring High Speed In-Flight WiFi to Billions Worldwide
March 02, 2015
In a new agreement with OneWeb Ltd., Honeywell Aerospace will provide aircraft equipment and airtime services to bring the benefits of OneWeb's planned satellite constellation, enabling the expansion of in-flight connectivity on business, commercial and military flights.
OneWeb is building a constellation of more than 600 satellites, which will provide approximately 10 terabits per second of high-speed Internet access to billions of people around the world, even in the most remote areas. Once launched, OneWeb's constellation will be the largest telecommunications constellation in orbit, enabling more capacity with higher speed and lower latency than any satellite technology to date.
Under the agreement, Honeywell will provide business jet, commercial airline and military aviation customers with aircraft hardware and airtime services that could include weather, navigation and health monitoring of the aircraft via the OneWeb satellite constellation. In addition, Honeywell will work with OneWeb to explore in-orbit satellite equipment supply for the 600-plus satellite constellation.
“At Honeywell, our goal is to expand in-flight connectivity through ambitious technology innovation,” said Carl Esposito, vice president, Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace. “By leveraging OneWeb's satellite network, we can bring the benefits of connectivity to new customers, improving aircraft efficiency, safety, comfort and security.”