Rockwell Collins Introduces Satellite Broadband For Business Aircraft
Rockwell Collins [NYSE:COL] has introduced its Collins eXchange, a global broadband connectivity solution for business aircraft. The capability is made possible through a strategic agreement with Connexion by Boeing, a business unit of Boeing [NYSE:BA], and provides business aircraft passengers with a single source for two-way cable-quality connectivity worldwide. Bombardier‘s [Toronto: BBDa.TO] Global line of business jets will be the launch aircraft, and certification is expected in early 2005.
Collins eXchange combines the antenna technology and signal processing capabilities of Rockwell Collins’ Tailwind 500 multiregion direct broadcast satellite (DBS) TV system with the broadband services of Connexion by Boeing to enable real-time two-way Ku-band data coverage.