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Honeywell Introduces In-Flight E-mail Support Wi-Fi Enabled Blackberry Smartphones


Secure, Always-on Access Is Available from Take-off To Landing

EBACE, GENEVA.– Honeywell (NYSE:HON) announced today the availability of its Honeywell In-Flight Messaging Service accessible via Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® smartphones from Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM), through Honeywell’s OneLink™ satellite communications services.

The Honeywell In-Flight Messaging Service can configure Swift64 or SwiftBroadband satcom and router equipment to enable customers with Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones to send and receive e-mail while onboard business jet aircraft. This service provides the most efficient use of existing Inmarsat satellite capabilities to enable BlackBerry e-mail and PC-based internet applications while in flight.

The Honeywell In-Flight Messaging Service provides continuous, uninterrupted always-on access to e-mail while on the ground and from take-off to landing for Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry smartphones. Honeywell can configure systems for general access to all passengers or for secure access by designated passengers.

“This new Honeywell In-Flight Messaging Service capability coupled with satellite technology is a tremendous advancement in improving cabin communications utilization and efficiency in all phases of aircraft operation,” said Rob Wilson, President, Honeywell Business and General Aviation. “This is the number-one communication service that Honeywell customers have asked for, and we are able to deliver this enhanced capability that supports BlackBerry smartphones, plus regular PC internet traffic, in a very efficient and cost effective manner.”

The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

Honeywell International is a $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell’s shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please visit

Based in Phoenix, Honeywell’s $12 billion aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.


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