Honeywell GoDirect to Connect More Business Jet Passengers with Viasat
Viasat and Honeywell have expanded an agreement where Honeywell, as part of its GoDirect Cabin Connectivity suite of services, will offer Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band in-flight internet service to large and mid-cabin business jet customers.
Viasat’s Ka-band service is reportedly able to support more passengers and more devices simultaneously through all phases of flight, when performing bandwidth-intensive applications, including accessing virtual private networks, or streaming high-definition video calls, cloud content or live TV entertainment.
For business jet travelers GoDirect includes global Ku-band data on all Ka-band plans 40 GB and larger at no additional service cost. This will be available for aircraft properly equipped with Viasat’s dual-band, Ka-/Ku-band shipset.
Viasat’s business aviation in-flight internet service will use Viasat’s Global Aero Terminal 5510 business-class shipset.
GoDirect will offer the Viasat Ka-band and dual-band service to new Viasat customers, as well as the current Viasat Ku-band customers interested in migrating to or adding Viasat Ka-band service. Certified units of the Viasat Ka-band shipset will be available for several business jet airframes in the second half of 2018.