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Collins Aerospace announces 2 in-flight internet achievements
May. 24, 2023 9:00 pm, Updated: May. 25, 2023 2:13 pm
Collins Aerospace has launched a new cost-effective internet connection for use in business jets that will keep passengers connected while in the air.
The Collins Aerospace IRT NX Satellite Communication 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.
It also reduces overall connectivity costs by up to 50 percent, according to a news release from Raytheon Technologies, the parent company of Collins Aerospace, the largest private employer in Cedar Rapids.
The company this week also announced a Collins’ plan to bring unlimited data to the customers of Vista, a private aviation group.
Using Collins' LuxStream, which runs on the SES high-throughput satellite network, Vista customers will get fast, reliable and unlimited internet access during their flights.
Since 2019, the Dubai-based Vista has installed LuxStream on more than 75 aircraft in its business fleet. The system now will be installed on more than 100 aircraft.
“Our relationships with Vista and SES deliver exceptional in-flight connectivity experiences to customers," said Jen Schopfer, president of connected aviation solutions at Collins Aerospace. ”A flat hourly rate for global Wi-Fi is a market first.“