Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, has announced Embraer is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to select Viasat´s high-speed, high-capacity Ka-band connectivity solution for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets, the company said.
Viasat will be the Ka-band broadband satellite connectivity provider on the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 airframes.
Aircraft will be equipped with Viasat´s Global Aero Terminal 5510, which will tap into the ViaSat-1, ViaSat-2 and European Ka-band satellite platforms today, and will be forward-compatible with Viasat´s future-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3–enabling use of the ViaSat-3 capacity with no additional hardware upgrades.
ViaSat-3 is an ultra-high capacity satellite platform, which will be comprised of three ViaSat-3 class satellites offering global coverage. Each ViaSat-3 satellite is expected to deliver one terabit per second capacity, which is more than the total network capacity of the approximately 400 commercial communications satellites in space today – combined.
Embraer is one of the world´s executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100EV and the light Phenom 300E jet, the medium cabin Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, the large Legacy 650E, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets´ global fleet exceeds 1,200 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries and are supported by the company´s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. To learn more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com.