Communications giants Honeywell and Inmarsat have reached a 20-year, $2.8 billion deal to expand Inmarsat's satellite-powered Global Xpress connectivity network for in-flight Wi-Fi service. Honeywell will "develop, produce and distribute the onboard hardware" for the system, Air Transport World reports. "This is really the first satellite network for aerospace that was designed for mobility and mobile users," said Carl Esposito, Honeywell's vice president of marketing and product management.

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