JetWave satellite communication system Air China A321 modification project successfully obtained evidence

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Photo: The JetWave satellite communication system modification project of Air China A321 cooperated by Honeywell and Ameco has obtained evidence successfully.(Photo by Honeywell) February 9, 2022Recently, under the cooperation of Honeywell and Beijing Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co., LTD. (Ameco), Ameco successfully completed the modification of Honeywell McS-8420 JetWave satellite communication system for Air China’s Airbus A321 aircraft.And the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued the supplementary model certificate (STC).This is the first modification project of cabin Ka satellite communication system completed by A Chinese MRO company with independent intellectual property rights. The successful evidence of this project will further promote the development of in-flight connectivity services in China, help airlines improve operational efficiency and improve passenger flight experience.”We are very pleased to have been involved in supporting the entire airborne satellite communications system modification program and finally obtaining evidence.This is a memorable moment and an important milestone since Honeywell introduced its JetWave satellite communications system to the Chinese aviation market.”Steven Lien, President of Honeywell China and Aerospace Asia Pacific, said:”The Honeywell JetWave satellite communication system has been approved to connect to the China Satcom Ka high-throughput satellite network. In the future, we look forward to working with more industry partners to continue to promote the development of in-flight connectivity services, create an in-flight Internet ecosystem, and jointly create the digital future of China’s aviation industry.””We are very pleased to work further with Honeywell on our cabin Connectivity program.As the first modification project with independent intellectual property rights, its smooth implementation has laid a solid technical foundation for the large-scale modification of the fleet in the future.”Ni Jiliang, chief engineer of Air China Corporation limited and chairman of Ameco, said, “In the past few years, we have been actively responding to the call of the Civil Aviation Administration of China to promote aircraft cabin wireless Internet service as a key project of ‘I do practical things for the people’.In the future, we look forward to working with our partners to promote the development of air connectivity and help airlines transform their products to enrich passengers’ travel experience.”In addition, according to the correspondent of Civil Aviation Resources Network, Ameco started the in-flight Wi-Fi modification project in 2019, and completed the modification work of 361 aircraft of Air China’s fleet by 2021. Finally, the ka-band satellite communication system antenna modification project was successfully obtained, which not only laid a solid technical foundation for the future customer’s fleet modification.To a certain extent, it has also contributed to helping airlines truly step into the new era of “ground to air connectivity” and further supporting the development of China’s civil aviation ground to air connectivity industry.The Honeywell McS-8420 JetWave satellite communication system is designed to connect to China’s Ka-band satellite network and can be deployed in the Connectivity solution of the Air China driver fleet.When installed, the fleet will be able to access high-speed Internet, not only allowing passengers to experience high-speed Wi-Fi at altitudes of up to 10,000 meters, but also helping crew better manage the aircraft, reducing fleet fuel costs and avoiding delays.Honeywell’s McS-8420 JetWave satellite communication system was approved for access to China Satcom Ka high-throughput satellite network in November 2021.In August of the same year, Honeywell and Lufthansa technical cooperation for airbus A320 aircraft equipped with the satellite communication system modification project to obtain supplementary model recognition (VSTC) issued by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.The prototype of the satellite communication system was first introduced and presented at the first China International Import Expo in 2018, and was carried out flight and ground tests in China in 2019 aboard Honeywell’s Boeing 757 Connected aircraft, showing good results.