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Viasat Receives STC for Several Bombardier Global Business Jets

By | October 7, 2019

A Bombardier Global 5000 jet. Photo: WIkipedia

Viasat revealed that its dual-band (Ku-Ka) business aviation In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) system received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifying its use on the Bombardier Global 5000/6000/GEX family of business jets.

Viasat’s dual-band offering combines Ka- and Ku-band into a single solution. This hybrid service allows an aircraft to leverage the ability to shift between networks, utilizing Ku-band to supplement Ka-band services.  At all stages of flight, crew and passengers aboard the Global 5000/6000/GEX family of aircraft are now able to use streaming services including Viasat Unlimited Streaming, conference calls, and other other business and entertainment applications.

“By delivering high-speed and high-quality in-flight connectivity, Viasat’s dual-band solution creates an enhanced passenger journey,” said Jerry Sanders, director, Business Development at StandardAero. “Bombardier owners will now have the option to invest in a new IFC system that will let passengers and crew use the internet however they prefer. Through this exclusive offer, StandardAero is providing a unique competitive option for aircraft owners.”