Sky Prime Aviation Services has announced it’s selected Honeywell’s JetWave Ka-band satellite connectivity hardware and GoDirect Cabin Connectivity services to operate on its Airbus A319 and A330 aircraft. Swiss-based AMAC Aerospace will install the equipment.
The two aircraft, understood to be the latest additions to Sky Prime’s fleet, will be able to access to Inmarsat’s Jet Connex high-speed in-flight connectivity service, enabling business jet travelers to stay connected at 40,000 feet via Honeywell’s “office in the sky.”
Sky Prime (Chalet A16, Stand 600) said it was the first charter airline to select Honeywell’s JetWave hardware. “With access to Jet Connex, Sky Prime passengers can easily conduct videoconferences, transfer large files, surf the net and use popular services such as Netflix, FaceTime and Skype—while traveling anywhere in the world,” it said.
In addition, Honeywell’s GoDirect Cabin Connectivity services, a suite of services and mobile applications improving information networks, will help Sky Prime’s flight crews and maintenance teams optimize the airplane’s connectivity. Sky Prime claims to be the largest Saudi private aviation operator.
Speaking at the Sky Prime chalet at the MEBAA site, company CEO Salem Al-Muzaini told AIN that its fleet includes a total of 24 owned aircraft—seven Gulfstreams; three Phenom 300s; nine Airbus Corporate Jets; and five other aircraft, including ATR variants.