The Dassault Falcon 900EX business jet first entered service more than 20 years ago and, including the Falcon 900EX EASy model, more than 250 aircraft were delivered.
Most of the aircraft remain in service today but, as technology has advanced, many operators are now finding the need to upgrade the cabin with systems that are able to deliver high-speed broadband connectivity.
This was the case when a North American business jet operator recently added a Falcon 900EX to its fleet.
“We were interested in obtaining a global high-speed broadband connectivity solution,” said Seamus Muzzulin, the operator’s director of maintenance. “We wanted the best Internet in sky technology to enhance connectivity for our passengers.
“We needed to ensure there would be no gaps in service across our domestic and international flights.”
Muzzulin turned to StandardAero, one of the world’s largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers.
“Working with StandardAero’s maintenance and avionics experts we selected Honeywell’s JetWave Ka-band system as the best available option on the market today,” added Muzzulin.
Honeywell’s JetWave hardware is the only system that enables business aviation aircraft to connect to Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX network - the fastest broadband service in the sky for business aviation.
“Passengers have enjoyed using FaceTime, streaming movies from Netflix and the reliability and performance of high speed Internet access,” said Muzzulin. “We benefit from ‘on-the-ground’ speeds while operating around the globe, without having to access a patchwork of service providers.
“Honeywell’s technology along with StandardAero’s performance with a project of this magnitude was just outstanding.”