Flying Colours completes JetWave installation



Canadian completions and MRO specialist Flying Colours Corp. recently completed its first installation of Honeywell’s JetWave Ka-Band satellite communications system.

The installation was performed on a Bombardier Global Express, marking the company’s Peterborough, Ontario facility as the first Bombardier authorized service facility (ASF) to install the system.

According to a company statement, the connectivity upgrade was part of a wider cabin refurbishment project which includes a pre-buy review, maintenance inspections, full interior and exterior refurbishment, IFE upgrades, and a floorplan modification. The project is expected to be completed by the end of this month.

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“Our customer travels extensively for business and needs uninterrupted connectivity globally,” commented Flying Colours Corp. Executive VP Eric Gillespie. “We advised him to install the Honeywell system as it gives him flexible, high-speed, and modern technology, that will fulfill his need to be continuously connected.”

Ka-Band connectivity delivers ultra-high speed connectivity to the business jet market, and ensures a seamless connectivity experience via Inmarsat’s Global Xpress service, which delivers high speed broadband via its satellite network. The system also supports uninterrupted Wi-Fi enabled email, web-browsing, video conferencing, data file transfers, and voice and text capabilities.

“As an increasing number of owners of mid- to long-range aircraft want to upgrade their connectivity, we are well positioned to provide the service through our in-house avionics experience and knowledge,” Gillespie added.