ViaSat, AirSatOne Partner on Bringing High-Speed, Global Connectivity to Large Cabin Business Jets
GENEVA, May 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- (EBACE, European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, ViaSat Stand #T100) -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company announced today AirSatOne, a satellite communications (satcom) service provider for aviation, has become a new reseller partner for the ViaSat in-flight internet service to large-cabin, business aviation aircraft. AirSatOne will offer competitive airtime packages and provide support for aircraft operators.
ViaSat is a trusted brand in the business aviation market, offering world-class connectivity solutions for over a decade. The Company offers innovative in-flight internet products that let business travelers be more productive and entertained in the air; a commitment to customer service; and a mature, reliable network. AirSatOne will have immediate access to resell ViaSat’s range of business aviation products that deliver coverage to more than 90% of the world’s most popular flight paths, ensuring optimal user experiences over the most congested travel routes.
“We are extremely pleased to be able to offer the ViaSat service as part of our growing portfolio,” said Jo Kremsreiter, president of AirSatOne. “ViaSat offers fast, reliable in-flight internet services that enable passengers and crew to do more on board. We will marry their innovative connectivity service with our expert support and work with MRO’s and OEM’s to successfully bring connectivity and new bandwidth-focused applications to the aircraft.”
Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems at ViaSat continued, “We are committed to providing travelers the ability and freedom to stay connected when in flight—on any aircraft, anywhere in the world. Our partnership with AirSatOne will empower business jet passengers to have an enhanced travel experience where they have access to email, voice and texting as well as the internet for streaming entertainment.”
AirSatOne has a highly trained, experienced team that specializes in aviation satcom. The team will provide support to ViaSat customers 24/7 onsite at the customer’s facilities, at the AirSatOne facilities located at the Spirit of Saint Louis Airport (SUS) in Chesterfield Missouri, or via phone.
About ViaSat’s Business Aviation Service
ViaSat’s near-global, in-flight connectivity network for business aviation is a proven, reliable satellite network, in operation since 2008. It gives thousands of business jets, commercial airlines, heads of state, and maritime vessels near-global connectivity coverage. Business travelers benefit from ViaSat’s continuous investment in network coverage, security, operations and data capacity. ViaSat also has a path to unveil its Ka-band internet service globally, which is expected to offer the fastest speeds and best-in-market pricing for the business jet market.
AirSatOne is a Satcom service provider that specializes in aircraft satcom, both for the cabin and the flight deck. Customers include business jet operators, VVIP, heads of state and other government officials. AirSatOne’s government and special mission customers use its services on airborne assets used for border patrol, aerial surveillance, UAV operations and other specialized activities. The Company is a technical solutions company, and offers advanced connectivity solutions including aircraft network security, advanced firewall protection, filtering, on-line data management, ISDN, IPsec, VPN Tunnel, MPLS and government grade encryption. The Company also offers Flight Deck Connect™, which includes datalink and safety services, including FANS 1/A equipment and systems testing over the live ACARS global network in support of MRO and OEM Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) or Type Certificate (TC) programs. AirSatOne also offers flight crew training the flight crew in support of operational approval.
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As 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. The Company’s innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at: www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the partnership with AirSatOne and coverage of the ViaSat in-flight business aviation network. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the business aviation sector, generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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