Hongkong Jet is working with UAS International Trip Support and Honeywell to provide global connectivity to its business jet fleet. The operator will implement UAS LinkEvolution for flight services and communication combined with Honeywell GoDirect cabin services for passenger connectivity.
Hongkong Jet states: “UAS LinkEvolution offers a customised and responsive solution to our unique flight deck communication requirements. It was a natural choice to make the switch, both in terms of performance and cost efficiency. At Hongkong Jet we pride ourselves on being a well-informed, passionate team of experts who focus our undivided attention on providing business jet owners with a safe, professional, personal and proactive service that allows each aircraft owner to realise the full potential of business jet ownership. With the introduction of LinkEvolution services for the flight deck and Honeywell GoDirect cabin connectivity services we can continue to service our clients according to our company ethos.”
UAS LinkEvolution provides seamless global connectivity to the cockpit using powerful datalink satellite communications networks. The forward-looking datalink solution delivers worldwide ACARS (datalink) service, as well as unlimited access to all worldwide VHF networks, including ARINC and SITA, as well as Inmarsat and Iridium satellite networks. It will also enable Hongkong Jet's fleet of several Gulfstream G650/G550, Falcon 8X, BBJ and ACJ319 aircraft to keep abreast of datalink regulations and remain compliant, regardless of where the aircraft are flying.
The strategic alliance between the two companies originated in May 2017, when UAS International Trip Support and Honeywell ratified a partnership to expand Honeywell's flight deck and cabin connectivity services through UAS LinkEvolution.
The benefits of using this communications technology include a single-vendor solution for the entire fleet, unlimited datalink communications over all VHF and satellite networks with no per kilobit charges or satellite premiums, and 24/7 technical support powered by Honeywell.
UAS co-owner, founder and CEO Omar Hosari says: “UAS is incredibly proud of the success we've had in promoting LinkEvolution globally. We have been delivering cost efficiency and reliability to operators since we began this partnership with Honeywell. We're delighted to introduce Hongkong Jet to this technology and are confident its experience will be overwhelmingly positive."
Honeywell VP of service and connectivity John Peterson adds: “Honeywell GoDirect will provide cabin connectivity service for Hongkong Jet's fleet, including Inmarsat's Jet ConneX Ka-Band service that runs on our JetWave terminal. GoDirect offers a full suite of cabin connectivity services, along with cabin routers and tools to allow customisation of the user experience in the cabin to provide passengers with the connectivity they desire within a set budget. Local technical support in Hong Kong plus the GoDirect global technical support team assures customer connectivity issues are addressed quickly and correctly.”