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EASA Approves New In-Flight Connectivity on Airbus A319

By | January 12, 2017
      Airbus A319 cabin. Photo: Airbus

      Airbus A319 cabin. Photo: Airbus

      [Via Satellite 01-12-2016] The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued certification for the Honeywell Aerospace JetWave satellite communications hardware for the Airbus A319 aircraft. Eclipse subsidiary EAD Aerospace obtained the certification.

      As the exclusive hardware that allows aircraft to connect to Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band service, GX Aviation, JetWave enables pilots to access online services and allows passengers to browse the internet, check emails and stream music and videos throughout their flights. Operators and maintenance personnel can also benefit from real-time updates to maximize flight efficiency and safety.

      The EASA certification follows Honeywell’s first Airbus A319 installation as part of a Very Important Person (VIP) project in October 2016, which featured state-of-the-art technologies and custom-made interior fittings. Previously, JetWave received certification from both EASA and the FAA for safety, environmental and installation standards.