FaceTime on a Helicopter? No Problem with Aspire 200!


High-speed inflight Wi-Fi has long been on the wish list for helicopter operators, pilots and passengers. Now you can put a checkmark next to that item thanks to Honeywell and our Aspire 200™ Satellite Communications System.

The Aspire 200 SwiftBroadband system brings reliable, consistent, high-speed connectivity capabilities to the helicopter. Available in a variety of antenna options, Aspire 200 and its High-Data Rate (HDR) software package mitigate the impact of the rotorblades on the satellite signal to bring high-speed broadband to the helicopter.

Honeywell recently demonstrated the system’s beyond line of sight capabilities on a customer’s Leonardo AW139 helicopter by connecting a passenger to the ground for a FaceTime conversation. Come along for the ride by viewing this video.