California-based communications company Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has announced the FAA, EASA and ANAC have granted Type Certification for Viasat´s Ka-band business aviation in-flight connectivity (IFC) system for use on the Embraer Praetor 600 mid-sized business jet, the company said.
Viasat´s IFC system will be offered as a line-fit option, and will provide passengers and crew high-speed, high-quality in-flight internet connections required to enjoy advanced streaming services including Viasat Unlimited Streaming; conduct multi-site video conference calling; use corporate virtual private networks, email and cloud services; and leverage other bandwidth-intensive business and entertainment applications–at all stages of flight.
The Viasat business aviation IFC solution uses Viasat´s Global Aero Terminal 5510, which will tap into the vast combined capacity offered by 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–with no additional hardware upgrades.
ViaSat creates new ways to access advanced network applications with satellite and other wireless networking systems that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and services for enterprise and consumer IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the US government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services.