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HIGHLY EFFICIENT AND COST-EFFECTIVE INTERNET SOLUTION FOR ALL BIZJET CABIN SIZES
Raytheon Technologies' Collins Aerospace business has launched a new cost-effective, cabin connectivity solution, allowing business jet operators to keep their passengers connected while in the air.
The Collins Aerospace IRT NX Satellite Communication (SATCOM) system for Iridium Certus® 700 is among the first certified connected cabin hardware and service solutions that can be installed and operated globally on a variety of aircraft platforms. Operators will enjoy an affordable, swift installation, as well as a reduction in overall connectivity costs by up to 50%.
As one of the first to market service providers for the Iridium Certus 700 product, the Collins solution will tap into the truly global Iridium® satellite network, providing business aviation passengers with a best-in-class broadband offering, enabling real-time access to news, productivity and voice calls over IP, matching passengers' demand for seamless connectivity.
Bombardier, a leading manufacturer of business jets, headquartered in Montreal, Canada, is the launch customer for installation during production and for upgrading existing customer aircraft, starting 2nd half of 2023.
Collins Aerospace designs and manufactures the entire IRT NX SATCOM system – including the SATCOM data unit, SATCOM configuration module and HIGH GAIN antenna – to provide a cohesive, seamless experience for its customers. Additional benefits associated with Collins' IRT NX SATCOM system for Iridium include lower weight and smaller antenna footprint than legacy SATCOM systems, allowing for minimum drag and lower power usage for operators.