Bombardier Business Aircraft’s Bombardier WAVE (Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere) ultra-high-speed in-flight connectivity and productivity solution has been awarded a supplemental type certificate (STC) from Transport Canada (TC).
The new system, which allows business aviation passengers to browse the Internet, stream online media and stage a video conference high above land and water as seamlessly as they would at home or in the office, is now available as an option for new Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft customers and will also be offered as an upgrade option on Global aircraft currently in service.
The certification was achieved following extensive flight hours and rigorous tests aboard Bombardier’s Global aircraft which showed that Bombardier WAVE, using Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWaveTM hardware, would stay connected to Inmarsat’s next generation Jet ConneX satellite solution at various altitudes, angles and speeds, through several different types of weather, and over land and water. The certification validates the reliability and capability of Bombardier WAVE to provide passengers with ultra-high-speed broadband access, consistent performance and seamless coverage across the globe.
“The certification of Honeywell’s JetWave hardware will enable Bombardier business jet operators to access truly global high-speed inflight Wi-Fi that they need to stay productive and entertained,” said Kristin Slyker, Vice President, Business and General Aviation, Honeywell Aerospace. “This is a game-changing moment for business aviation as passengers will now be able to consistently stay connected to fast and consistent Wi-Fi even when they are flying over water on long-haul flights.”