Embraer offers high-capacity Ka-Band Connectivity for medium cabin business jets through enhancements to the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 30, 2018 16:31

Embraer offers high-capacity Ka-Band Connectivity for medium cabin business jets through enhancements to the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500

Embraer has selected Viasat Ka-band technology to power the medium cabin Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets’ high-capacity high-speed data connectivity. Embraer becomes the first business aircraft manufacturer to offer line-fit high-capacity high-speed Ka-Band connectivity for medium cabin business jets. The Viasat solution will become available in the second quarter of 2019 for new Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 customers as well as for current customers of these models through a retrofit solution.

“In-flight connectivity is a key aspect of the user experience in business aviation and we are excited to lead the industry with this solution,” said Luciano Froes, Senior Vice President Marketing, Embraer Executive Jets. “By incorporating innovative technologies, higher performance standards, and premium comfort for a superior flight experience, we are delivering true value to our customers.”

Initial Viasat connectivity service speeds are expected to be 16 Mbps, with the potential to increase as Viasat expands its network capacity with additional satellite services. In addition to data connectivity, live TV streaming is expected to be provided for in-flight entertainment.

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By victoria@aviationnews-online.com May 30, 2018 16:31