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New Aero Mobile Terminal Brings ViaSat Ka-band to Large Cabin Business Aircraft

Oct. 16, 2014

Building on the growth of in-flight data consumption, ViaSat Inc. is introducing a Ka-band shipset with a tail-mounted antenna designed to deliver high-performance Ka-band mobile services for general aviation. The Aero Mobile Terminal 5230 (AMT-5230), already in use on government aircraft, can bring unprecedented levels of service performance to large-cabin business aircraft.

For an office-in-the-sky experience with high-speed internet and VPN, Ka-band for general aviation can meet the growing demand for high-volume, on-board data consumption and transmission, including numerous wireless devices running high-bandwidth applications simultaneously.

"Our Ka-band coverage is available in North America and Europe, where most business and commercial aircraft are flying," said Leo Conboy, business area director for ViaSat general aviation. "Our goal for general aviation is the same as for our government and commercial air customers – to provide a great airborne internet experience that enables them to use the same applications and services they already subscribe to, whether they are on the ground or in the air."

The AMT-5230 is expected to be available through ViaSat MRO and completion center resellers beginning in June 2015. Please visit ViaSat at NBAA 2014, October 21-23 in Orlando, booth 3609 to learn more.