Viasat receives supplemental certificate for dual-band in-flight connectivity system

California-Tased communications company Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has announced its dual-band (Ku-Ka) business aviation in-flight connectivity (IFC) system has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA certifying its use on the Bombardier Global 5000/6000/GEX family of business jets, the company said.

At all stages of flight, crew and passengers aboard the Global 5000/6000/GEX family of aircraft are now able to enjoy advanced streaming services including Viasat Unlimited Streaming, participate in conference calls and leverage other business and entertainment applications.

Viasat´s dual-band offering combines the advantages of Ka- and Ku-band into a single solution that provides added reliability. This hybrid service allows an aircraft to leverage the ability to shift between networks, utilizing Ku-band to supplement Ka-band services.

Viasat is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people´s lives anywhere they are–on the ground, in the air or at sea.