William Shatner rides new WAVE with Bombardier

November 19, 2015

William Shatner helped launch Bombardier WAVE, the ultra-high speed Wi-Fi service with worldwide coverage for the Global family of Aircraft. Take a look at his reaction when he used the system for the first time on his flight into Las Vegas for NBAA 2015.

Honeywell’s next-generation JetWave™ technology will help Bombardier deliver the fastest worldwide in-flight Internet connectivity in business aviation. Bombardier WAVE (Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere) will use JetWave hardware and Inmarsat’s JetConneX solution to provide operators with ultra-high-speed access, consistent performance and seamless coverage across the globe.

“Our JetWave hardware coupled with Inmarsat’s JetConneX solution is ushering in a new era of connectivity in the skies,” said Kristin Slyker, vice president, Business and General Aviation for Honeywell Aerospace. “The industry continues to demand better, more consistent and faster in-flight Wi-Fi to make the travel experience better and our next generation technology is leading the way to satisfy these demands.”

Bombardier announced at this year’s National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas that testing and validation for the Bombardier WAVE solution is nearing completion.

Bombardier WAVE will provide in-flight Internet access at speeds never before seen in business aviation. Passengers can now stage a videoconference, browse the Internet or stream online shows high above land and water, as seamlessly as they would on the ground. Bombardier is the first business aircraft manufacturer to make ultra-high-speed Wi-Fi services available in flight globally and the first to offer performance commitments for network availability and speed.

Bombardier WAVE features a wide range of service packages and comes available on new Global 5000, Global 6000, Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft, as well as a retrofit option for Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft. Bombardier’s network of wholly-owned service centers will offer the first retrofit packages as of 2016, followed by progressive availability within the broader authorized service facility network.

“Our Global aircraft can link virtually any key city pair worldwide, non-stop, at close to the speed of sound, and the Bombardier WAVE system is intended to match this performance with its exceptional speed, promise of reliability and worldwide reach,” said David Coleal, president, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “WAVE is a further example how Bombardier is leading the industry in delivering the ultimate cabin experience to its customers. Passengers will be able to remain truly connected, productive and entertained while in flight.”

From left to right: Kurt Weidemeyer, Inmarsat VP of Business Aviation, Bombardier Spokesman William Shatner, Jean-Christophe Gallagher, VP Strategy and Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft and Jack Jacobs VPGM – Safety and Connectivity, Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell.