Viasat Receives Supplemental Type Certificate for its Gen-2 In-flight Connectivity System on Boeing 737 Aircraft
Achieving STC approval demonstrates the flight worthiness of
- Even Faster In-Flight Internet Speeds: The Gen-2 system provides an onboard internet experience that consumers typically expect from ground-based Wi-Fi systems, with speeds that are 10 times faster than any other in-flight Wi-Fi system.
- More Capacity, More Streaming: The Gen-2 equipment drives more capacity from
Viasat'ssatellites, with an advanced modem set to support throughput levels of up to 1 Gigabit per second, and an upgraded antenna that will double the useable satellite capacity from Viasat's satellites. Greater capacity will enable streaming at-scale - even at highly congested areas, including airport hubs.
- A Future-Proofed Broadband Solution: The Gen-2 system is forward and backward compatible with the
Viasat-2 and Viasat-3 class satellites, allowing airlines to cost-effectively deploy the Gen-2 equipment today, and take advantage of the more than 3.5 terabits per second of total global capacity Viasat expects to offer in the next few years. In addition, the Gen-2 equipment is compatible with most other Ka-band satellites, giving airlines greater choice in satellite solution provider.
- Streamlined Installation: The Gen-2 system leverages the durable and aerodynamic ARINC 791 adapter plate, which streamlines installation with its standardized design.
Enhanced Entertainment: The Gen 2 system supports the Viasatwireless In-flight Entertainment(w-IFE) software package for a fully integrated IFEC experience.
- Added Storage for New Applications: The Gen-2 system comes packed with 30 terabytes of solid-state storage, far exceeding the capabilities of other in-flight servers deployed today. With added storage, airlines can host more crew and passenger-focused applications within its open platform server.
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