Honeywell, Iridium reach major milestone with Aspire 150 & 350 Connectivity Systems

posted on 12th August 2021 by Eddie Saunders
Honeywell, Iridium reach major milestone with Aspire 150 & 350 Connectivity Systems

Honeywell has partnered with Iridium to become a Value-Added Manufacturer of aviation terminals that operate on the Iridium NEXT network.

The Aspire 150 and 350 satellite communications systems are the first aviation satcom solutions to demonstrate connectivity at up to 700 kbps via the Iridium Certus service.

Both the Aspire 150 and Aspire 350 systems are simple to install, minimizing upgrade costs and aircraft downtime.

The new Aspire systems are also smaller than previous generations, which helps reduce weight and boosts fuel savings.

Aspire 150 provides operators with affordable, fast, reliable connectivity at a fraction of traditional costs.

Aspire 350 provides these same benefits, but with the addition of global Future Air Navigation System datalink for pilots to take advantage of preferred routing worldwide, as well as cockpit satellite voice capabilities.

It provides legacy Iridium cockpit safety services and Certus high-speed voice and data connectivity in a compact, lightweight package.

“We have made great technological strides with our Aspire 150 and 350 systems since announcing the products in 2018,” said Mark Goodman, director, product management, Honeywell Aerospace

“We have successfully transmitted over the Iridium network at speeds up to 700 kbps with pre-qualification form, fit and function aviation equipment.

This demonstrates not only our great progress toward certification, but also our commitment to bring the best and latest high-speed connectivity to our customers around the world.”

Honeywell has long been a leader in developing connectivity products and services for any aircraft — from two-seaters to jetliners and military helicopters.

In addition to its Aspire suite of satcom systems, Honeywell provides access to Inmarsat’s GX Aviation via satellite, which is powered by Honeywell’s JetWave hardware.

Honeywell also offers air-to-ground connectivity via SmartSky Networks.

The newest Aspire systems provide Iridium Certus services on the new Iridium NEXT network.