Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has announced The FAA has approved its business aviation Ka-band in-flight connectivity (IFC) system for the Gulfstream G280 airframe, the company said.
The FAA´s approval of a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) allows Viasat and Gulfstream to offer high-speed, high-quality in-flight internet service on the super-midsize G280 business jet. Upon successful completion of an ongoing In-Service Evaluation (ISE), Viasat´s Ka-band solution will be made available as a customer option.
The STC confirms approval for installation of the Viasat terminal and wiring on-board the G280 aircraft. With the shipset installed, private jet passengers and crew can be simultaneously connected to a high-speed, high-quality internet connection that will enable multi-site video conference calling, access to corporate VPN connections and email, streaming of bandwidth-intensive videos, TV, music and more — during all stages of flight.
Viasat helps shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. 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.