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Viasat, Boeing Sign Technical Agreement to Offer Line-Fit Wi-Fi

By | September 17, 2015
      Viasat Exede IFC

      ViaSat’s IFC offering, Exede. Photo: ViaSat

      [Via Satellite 09-17-2015] ViaSat and Boeing have entered into a new technical agreement that initiates the evaluation process for airlines to specify installation of the ViaSat in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity system on Boeing airplanes.

      Under the terms of the new agreement, ViaSat’s Ka-band airborne satellite terminal will be evaluated as a factory option for Boeing aircraft prior to delivery, enabling airplanes to come off the line with ViaSat connectivity ready for immediate service.

      “In initiating the evaluation process with long-time partner ViaSat, we now look to add ViaSat airborne terminals to our line-fit factory options. This will give Boeing’s commercial airline customers a new cost- and time-effective high-bandwidth connectivity choice for their airplanes,” said John Craig, chief engineer of cabin and network systems for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.