American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) has selected ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) to outfit its new Boeing 737 MAX fleet with ViaSat´s in-flight Internet service, the company said.
The ViaSat in-flight Internet service offers an at home internet experience when in-flight with the ability to stream movies, videos, television and music, as well as surf the web, upload pictures to social media, email large files and more.
The new American planes us ViaSat´s Ka-band satellite system, which will include ViaSat-1, ViaSat-2 and ViaSat-3 satellite platforms. American said it will leverage ViaSat´s first two generation satellite platforms. When the first ViaSat-3 class satellite platform launches in 2019, it will more than double the capacity again.
ViaSat serves nearly 700,000 residential and business users satellite Internet. The ViaSat network also supports thousands of simultaneously connected aircraft, each with dozens to hundreds of connected devices.
First Boeing 737 MAX aircraft with the ViaSat in-flight Internet system are scheduled to go into service in September 2017.
ViaSat, Inc. is a global broadband services and technology company, offering communications access whether on the ground or in-flight.