ViaSat, Dassault Aviation sign broadband connectivity agreement for Falcon Aircraft

ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has signed a multi-year agreement with Dassault Aviation to deliver a bundled global Ku-band broadband services offering, inclusive of in-cabin network equipment and in-flight connectivity service.

Installation of the system will begin mid-calendar year 2016 on Falcon 8X.

Today, ViaSat delivers a powerful in-flight Internet experience to the business aviation industry leveraging its global satellite network. The company offers both Ku- and Ka-band service covering more than 90 percent of the world´s most popular airline flight paths to ensure an optimal user experience over the most congested flight routes.

Available to commercial airline passengers since 2013 and for business aviation in 2015, ViaSat´s award winning Ka-band service leverages ViaSat´s leadership in high-capacity Ka-band satellite technology. Since 2008, ViaSat has been providing business aviation the highest performing satellite connectivity service on its worldwide Ku-band network.

With more than 8,000 military and civil aircraft delivered to 90 countries over the past 60 years, and having logged nearly 28 million flight hours to date, Dassault Aviation can offer recognized know-how and experience in the design, development, sale and support of all types of aircraft, from the Rafale fighter to the Falcon range of high-end business jets, as well as military unmanned air systems.

ViaSat is a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access – anywhere – whether on the ground or in-flight.