Viasat Partners with Honeywell to Help its Aviation Customers
Viasat and Honeywell have entered a strategic partnership, adding Viasat’s VR-12T chipset to Honeywell’s Maintenance Service Plan (MSP). The companies said in a Wednesday announcement that this partnership adds to Viasat’s In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) offering by giving Viasat Ku-band Advanced service customers the option to add their Ku system to their MSP contract.
Viasat said its Ku-Advanced service offers speeds up to 10 Mbps, and is available over the world’s most heavily traveled routes. Viasat said that Honeywell’s MSP, which offers full coverage options for avionics across a wide range of platforms and operations, will help aircraft owners avoid unplanned maintenance costs and downtime.
Claudio D’Amico, Viasat’s business area director of Business Aviation, said: “Working with Honeywell’s MSP allows us to further enhance our proven business aviation offering by delivering peace of mind to many of our Ku-Advanced customers. Clients using our enhanced onboard connectivity, recognized for high-quality, reliability and performance, will have the flexibility to further protect their IFC investment through a comprehensive service.”