FAA OKs Viasat's Ka-band Satcom for Gulfstream G450

 - December 20, 2022, 9:20 AM
In addition to the Gulfstream G450, Viasat has FAA supplemental type certificates for its Ka-band in-flight connectivity on more than 20 super-midsize and large-cabin, long-range business jets (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Viasat has received FAA approval for the installation of its Ka-band in-flight connectivity on the Gulfstream G450, which builds on its supplemental type certificates for the installation of the system on more than 20 super-midsize and large-cabin, long-range business jets.

With more than 300 G450s in service, Viasat said there is “considerable demand” for its Wi-Fi solution that can support videoconferencing, corporate virtual private networks, and other business applications. The Ka-band kit includes Viasat’s Global Aero Terminal 5510 and a custom radome installed by one of its MRO dealers.

Unlimited service plans, including global and regional options, start at $9,995 a month and feature uncapped data along with Viasat’s “No Speed Limit” Ka-band connectivity.

“Viasat’s high speed and high-quality Ka connectivity is at long last available to Gulfstream G450 operators,” said Claudio D'Amico, Viasat’s business area director for business aviation. “With more than 90 percent of business aviation routes covered by our Ka network, our solution is a great fit for operators that want fast, reliable connectivity that matches the long-range profile of this aircraft.”