Posted by John McHale
PHOENIX, Ariz., 11 May 2010. -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) type certified the Honeywell MCS-7120 satellite communications system on the Dassault Falcon 7X business jet.
The Honeywell MCS-7120 is an integrated communication system for cabin and cockpit communications that provides fast, reliable, global connectivity via the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband or classic satellite network.
“Honeywell’s satellite communications technology integrates seamlessly with the Primus Epic based avionics to provide the security and capability today’s businesses need to stay productive while in the air,” says Brian Sill, vice president of Business & General Aviation Aftermarket, Honeywell Aerospace. “Operators can add their satellite communications to the Honeywell Avionics Protection Program on the aircraft, providing a simple, one-stop service for extended warranty coverage.”
The Inmarsat Swift Broadband service is capable of providing five times more bandwidth per channel than the current on demand circuit mode Swift-64 (64 kilo bits per second) service, as much as 432 kilo bits per second per channel. Integral data compression can increase throughput as much as 100 percent, depending on the data. In addition, the Swift Broadband is an “always on” Internet Protocol (IP) connection, resulting in higher service reliability, availability, and overall user experience, Honeywell officials say.
The Honeywell MCS-7120 Swift Broadband System combines a standalone satellite terminal (model HD-710) with a Cabin Communications Gateway System that includes an IP-PBX, network router and wireless access point (models CG-710 and CR-710). The MCS-7120 system provides integrated voice and high-speed data communications for cabin and cockpit applications over a wide range of services.