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FAA Approves Viasat Ka-Band Inflight Connectivity System for Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X Aircraft

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Carlsbad, California., June 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Viasat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global communications company, and Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS), today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the installation and use of Viasat’s Ka-band (IFC) in-flight connectivity on Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X aircraft, marking the first time this equipment has been certified for these specific airframes. Viasat’s connectivity solution is available at Dassault-owned service centers worldwide.

With Viasat’s Ka-band service, Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X operators can enjoy similar connectivity in the air and on the ground, typically with speeds in excess of 20 Mbps. In fact, some carriers with Viasat Ka-band IFC have reported speeds over 80 Mbps. This level of connectivity, made possible by the capacity of the ViaSat satellite network, will allow all connected passengers to take advantage of flight applications such as videoconference, streaming video, corporate VPN access, and more during all phases of flight, including taxi, take-off and landing. .

“The combination of our high-capacity satellite network and our compact, lightweight hardware allows us to deliver incredible speeds,” said Claudio D’Amico, Viasat’s business line director, Business Aviation. “Our service offers our fastest and most robust flight connectivity solution for business aviation and supports critical productivity capacities for the company and other applications rich in data during the flight. We We are excited to bring a new level of in-flight connectivity to Dassault Opérateurs 7X and 8X.”

“Dassault Aircraft Services provides an exceptional level of service in the maintenance of Falcon, interior renovation, plane -up of the planeic and more, it is therefore completely suitable to now offer the IFC solution in the Ka band of Viasat to Falcon operators,” said Remy St-Martin, Senior VP and COO, Dassault Aircraft Services. “We are excited to make this system available through the global Dassault MRO network.”

Today, Viasat’s Global Aero Terminal 5510, the innovative hardware kit that enables high-speed, broadband in-flight connectivity, communicates with Viasat’s Ka-band satellite network, which covers more than 90% of business aviation, and will be compatible with the company’s next-generation ViaSat-3 constellation.

Complementing the terminals and the robust satellite network, Viasat recently introduced the Viasat Select service packs, connectivity plans tailored to the specific operational profile of a business jet. New service plans include unlimited global and regional plans for as low as $9,995 per month which feature uncapped data coupled with Viasat’s popular “No Speed ​​Limit” Ka-band IFC. Additionally, among other options, there are newly available entry-level service plans, including a $2,795 monthly regional plan that offers Ka-band connectivity at a significant value.

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About Viasat
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the company is building the ultimate global communications network to deliver fast, secure, affordable, high-quality connections to impact people’s lives wherever they are, on land, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit:, visit Viasat’s corporate blog or follow the company on social media: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or youtube.

About Dassault Aircraft Services
Dassault Aircraft Services (DAS) is a network of Dassault Falcon Jet-owned aircraft service and maintenance centers throughout the North and South America. DAS is part of the network of service centers set up to support Falcon operators worldwide. DAS service centers are located in Small rock, Arkansas; Reno, Nevada; Stuart, Florida; Saint-Louis, Missouri; and Sorocaba, Brazil. DAS offers additional AOG GoTeam support in the areas of Teterboro, New Jersey; Van Nuys, California: and Denver, Colorado.

Forward-looking statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbor rules created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements about the experience passengers and crew can expect from Dassault Falcon 7X and 8X. plane; and the forward-compatibility of Viasat’s Global Aero Terminal 5510 with its ViaSat-3 satellite system. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: risks associated with the construction, launch and operation of satellites, including the effect of any satellite anomalies, operational failures or degraded performance; contractual issues, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, changes in relationships with or in the financial condition of major suppliers, and technologies that do not perform as expected. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat’s SEC filings available at, including Viasat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. Viasat assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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Editor’s note: “No speed limit” means that there is no cap set on the speed delivered to a terminal. Speeds may always be limited by terminal equipment capabilities, network and environmental conditions, and other factors beyond Viasat’s control.

ViaSat contacts, Inc.
Scott GorylExternal communications, +1 760-893-2796, [email protected]
peter lopezInvestor Relations, +1 (760) 476-2633, [email protected]

Dassault Falcon Jet Contact
Andrew Ponzoni, Sr. Manager, Communications, +1 201-541-45 88, [email protected]

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