The TIOS radome connects to Jet ConneX using JetWave hardware produced by Inmarsat partner Honeywell, and was recently type-approved for Boeing Business Jet 3, based on the Boeing 737-900ER aircraft).
And, it has already been approved for Boeing Business Jets 1 and 2, which are based on Boeing’s 737-700 and 737-800 aircraft respectively.
Inmarsat says TIOS has been specifically developed by Lufthansa Technik to accommodate two antennas in one radome, using an “innovative” space-saving tail-mounted assembly that reduces drag and noise. The satellite says operators also benefit from reduced installation and operational costs.
“Lufthansa Technik’s TIOS installation is faster and customers are eligible for the same data plans as fuselage mounted antenna installations. It’s a win-win, allowing Inmarsat to offer our next-generation Jet ConneX service to an even wider market.”