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Wavestream announces delivery of 1800 IFC transceivers to Honeywell Aerospace

(1 May 2019 - Wavestream) Wavestream announced today the delivery of 1800 IFC transceivers to Honeywell Aerospace.

The Wavestream milestone was reached in support of Honeywell Aerospace’s JetWave product-line, operating on Inmarsat Aviation’s GX Ka-band network.

Wavestream’s IFC Ka-band Radio Frequency Unit (KRFU) has been line-fit qualified for both Airbus and Boeing aircraft installations for commercial narrow and wide body aircrafts. It ships with the Ka-band Aircraft Networking Data Unit (KANDU) which has been qualified for both fuselage mount and tail mount installations.

“Honeywell Aerospace congratulates Wavestream for reaching the shipping milestone of 1800 KRFUs and KANDUs which are an integral part of our demanding high-quality JetWave product-line,” said James MacDougall, Senior Director, Cabin SATCOM at Honeywell Aerospace. “Wavestream is a trusted supplier for Honeywell and as such contributes to the successful wide acceptance of true broadband service with seamless and reliable connectivity for many of the most broadly used aircraft in the airline industry.”

“Honeywell Aerospace is a Wavestream valued customer and we are honored and highly appreciative of the trust that Honeywell has placed in us with the JetWave project,” said Bob Huffman, Wavestream General Manager. “Wavestream is very pleased to have a track record of designing, manufacturing and delivering Ka band products and achieving the shipment milestone of the 1,800th unit, thus solidifying our leadership position in the Ka-band IFC business.”

About Wavestream

Wavestream is the industry leader in the design and manufacture of next generation satellite communications high power transceivers for In Flight Connectivity, Ground Mobility and Gateway markets. Since 2001, we provide system integrators with field-proven, high performance Ka, Ku and X band Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), Block Upconverters (BUCs), Block Down Converters and Transceivers. We design, manufacture and repair our products in-house and have delivered over 40,000 systems in the past 15 years. Wavestream products provide high quality and reliability under the harshest environmental conditions and we are currently certified to ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100D standards.