Jet Aviation Basel to install first JetWave Ka-Band on 747-400

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Jet Aviation Basel avionics installation

Jet Aviation Basel has recently signed an agreement to perform the world’s first installation of a Ka-Band satellite communications system (SCS) on a Boeing B747-400 aircraft. The company will install Honeywell’s JetWave fuselage-mounted antenna to support the Ka-Band satellite communications (Satcom) system.

Jet Aviation Basel will develop a Ka-Band supplemental type certificate (STC) for the B747-400 and install the Ka-Band system with Honeywell’s high-speed Satcom hardware and the JetWave MCS-8200 fuselage-mounted antenna.

“Business aviation demands the very best in in-flight connectivity.”

Vincent Rongier, head of Refurbishment, Modification and Upgrades at Jet Aviation Basel Maintenance said: “Business aviation demands the very best in in-flight connectivity. Our team of Avionics specialists has the expertise and experience in selecting and installing Satcom systems for all aircraft types. And we take special pride in being able to advise our clients about systems specific to their needs to ensure the best possible user experience.”

“We are very excited to develop the Ka-Band STC and install this hardware.”

Johannes Turzer, senior vice president and general manager of the Jet Aviation Basel Maintenance Center added: “We are very excited to develop the Ka-Band STC and install this hardware. With all of us having enjoyed nearly limitless high speed internet on the ground for so long, we are thrilled to help bring this experience to our customers up in the air.”

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