Viasat Ka-band to Connect Embraer Legacy Jets

By Adrienne Harebottle | June 5, 2018
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An Embraer Legacy 500 (Embraer)

Embraer is the first OEM to select Viasat’s high-speed, high-capacity Ka-band connectivity solution for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets.

The aircraft will be equipped with Viasat’s Global Aero Terminal 5510, which will tap into the ViaSat-1, ViaSat-2 and European Ka-band satellite platforms. The technology will also be forward-compatible with Viasat’s future-generation satellite constellation ViaSat-3, enabling the use of capacity with no additional hardware upgrades.

The Embraer-Viasat partnership also marks the first Ka-band satellite broadband connectivity line-fit selection for a medium cabin business jet. This enables Embraer’s customers to have immediate access to Viasat’s connectivity system directly from the factory. Initial speeds offered are expected to be 16 Mbps and may increase as Viasat brings more capacity online. In addition, Viasat will offer a live TV streaming feature, which will give passengers the ability to watch content on their portable devices.


This was originally published on ViaSatellite.

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