Honeywell, Inmarsat, Kymeta to Develop Antenna for Advanced IFC System
[Via Satellite 04-15-2015] Honeywell Aerospace, Inmarsat, and Kymeta are working together to design, create and test a new, higher-speed, Ka-band wireless antenna for business and commercial aircraft customers around the globe. The smaller and more compact design will allow the antenna to be installed on a wider variety of aircraft, including smaller business aviation aircraft. The flat-panel design is lighter and will reduce weight and drag on the aircraft, in turn reducing fuel and maintenance costs.
All three companies will work together to bring this new antenna to the business and commercial aviation market. Kymeta will deliver its mTenna antenna products to Honeywell, which will be responsible for testing and integrating the antenna into its JetWave aviation product line. JetWave is the family of satellite communications hardware that exclusively supports Inmarsat’s GX Aviation service.