Viasat Ka-band available from Collins Aerospace


Viasat has expanded its relationship with long-time partner Collins Aerospace ARINCDirect, a value-added reseller (VAR) of business aviation solutions, to offer Viasat’s Ka-band IFC system for mid- and large-cabin business aircraft.

Today, Viasat offers three IFC solutions for the business aviation market: Ka-band, Ku Advanced, and Dual Ku-/Ka-band. By adding Viasat Ka-band to its service offering portfolio, Collins Aerospace can now provide all Viasat options to its customers, including Ka-band service for new installations and service upgrades for current Viasat Ku-band customers to either the faster Viasat Ka-band or the global Dual Ku-/Ka-band solution. The Viasat Ka-band and Ku-band systems have the same line-replaceable unit footprint and can leverage existing aircraft wiring.

Under the new agreement, Viasat’s Ka-band IFC system is available as a standalone service or bundled with other ARINCDirect solutions. The first aircraft with Viasat’s Ka-band IFC system provided by Collins Aerospace entered service in August 2021.

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