20 Mbps (JX-Pro)
Inmarsat Jet ConneX offers passengers the highest speed and most extensive coverage of flight routes available to the market. It’s the first worldwide Ka-band network available to business aviation from a single operator. The Jet ConneX service delivers a reliable, uninterrupted, high-quality Wi-Fi experience wherever you fly. It provides data speeds capable of supporting video-streaming, Voice over IP (VoIP), live TV, file transfer, and VPN.
Jet ConneX is powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. Each of its four I-5 satellites operates 89 highly efficient Ka-band spot beams.
Jet ConneX is the only business aviation connectivity solution to offer Committed Information Rates (CIR)
Jet ConneX went live in late 2016, initially launched with a network of three geostationary satellites GX1-GX3 that provided global coverage. Inmarsat has since added a fourth satellite GX-4 to help reinforce demand and provide backup capacity.
A fifth satellite GX5 was launched on 26 November 2019 to deliver additional, focused capacity across Europe and the Middle East. GX5 will deliver more capacity than the entire GX1-GX4 fleet combined.
Advanced Ka-band payloads (GX6A & 6B) will also be hosted on the next generation Inmarsat-6 (I-6) L-band satellites, scheduled for launch in 2021.
Starting 2023 Inmarsat will start launching its next generation of Global Xpress satellites that should bring JetConneX offering to a new era of unprecedented capabilities. The new constellation will include industry first Highly Elliptical Orbits (HEO) satellites to provide arctic region coverage capability.
The lightweight JetWave MCS 8X00 system is offered exclusively from Honeywell. The system consists of four major components:
- Either a fuselage or tail mounted antenna
- Antenna controller to accurately point the antenna to the satellite
- RF unit to blast the data through space
- Modem to process the incoming and outgoing data