FAA Approves Viasats Ka-band IFC System for Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X Aircraft

Viasat Inc., a global communications company, and Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS), announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the installation and use of Viasats Ka-band in-flight connectivity (IFC) business aviation system on Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X aircraft, marking the first time this equipment has been certified for these specific airframes. Viasats connectivity solution is available at Dassault Owned Service Centers globally.

With Viasat’s Ka-band service, Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X operators can benefit from similar connectivity in-flight as they do on the ground, typically with speeds greater than 20 Mbps.

In fact, some operators with Viasat Ka-band IFC have reported speeds greater than 80 Mbps.

That level of connectivity, made possible by Viasats satellite network capacity, will allow all connected passengers to enjoy in-flight applications such as video conferencing, streaming video, corporate VPN access, and more during all phases of flight, including taxi, takeoff and landing.

“The combination of our high-capacity satellite network and our compact and lightweight hardware allow us to offer incredible speeds,” said Claudio DAmico, Viasats business area director, Business Aviation.

Our service offers our fastest, most robust business aviation in-flight connectivity solution and supports business-critical productivity capabilities and other data-rich applications while in-flight. Were delighted to bring a new level of in flight connectivity to Dassault 7X and 8X operators.

Dassault Aircraft Services provides an exceptional level of service in Falcon maintenance, interior refurbishment, avionics upgrades and more, so its only fitting to now offer Viasats Ka-band IFC solution to Falcon operators, said Remy St-Martin, Senior VP and COO, Dassault Aircraft Services.

Were excited to make this system available through the worldwide Dassault MRO network.

Today, Viasats Global Aero Terminal 5510, the innovative hardware kit that enables high-speed, broadband in-flight connectivity, communicates with Viasats Ka-band satellite network, which covers over 90 percent of the business aviation routes, and will be forward compatible with the Companys next generation ViaSat-3 constellation.