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Honeywell is developing the next generation of its JetWave satellite communications system to lower the cost of in-flight broadband connectivity while dramatically increasing connection speeds. Scheduled for certification in 2023, the next generation of JetWave will offer multi-network, multi-constellation capability, as well as speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.

“JetWave is the benchmark for cabin connectivity in business aviation, and we’re about to set the bar even higher,” said Steve Hadden, vice president, Services and Connectivity, Honeywell Aerospace. “Our next generation of JetWave will unlock a wider Ka frequency and use the next generation of very high throughput satellites. Plus, new service plans will make this connectivity more affordable than ever before.

JetWave allows passengers to quickly download large files, video conference with colleagues, or live stream a favorite show or sporting event, even on transoceanic flights. The next-generation JetWave offering will extend these capabilities and initially enter service with Inmarsat’s JetConneX global Ka-band service. This will enable the previously announced JX Evolution plans which offer increased speeds and capacity. In 2024, the service options enabled by the next-generation JetWave are expected to expand to other Ka-band networks through Honeywell’s satellite network partners. This will bring a new level of flexibility and choice to business aviation operators.


More than 3,000 JetWave systems are used worldwide for in-flight connectivity. Commercial incentives for current JetWave customers who wish to upgrade will be offered closer to product availability in 2023.

To learn more about the next generation of JetWave, please visit Honeywell at booth #4100 at the NBAA 2022 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.

About Honeywell

Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. The Aerospace business unit builds aircraft engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, wireless connectivity systems, mechanical components, and more. Its hardware and software solutions create more fuel-efficient aircraft, more direct and on-time flights, and safer skies and airports.

Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company providing industry-specific solutions including aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Our technologies help planes, buildings, manufacturing plants, supply chains and workers become more connected to make our world smarter, safer and more sustainable.

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