Fractional jet operator Airshare will outfit its fleet of Challenger 350 and Challenger 3500 business jets with Viasat‘s high-speed inflight connectivity. As the operator seeks to expand its footprint in the United States is sees inflight internet service as a critical factor in delivering increased productivity and efficiency for its customers.
Excellent connectivity is no longer simply a nice-to-have amenity while in-flight. Airshare’s best-in-class service demands a reliable connectivity solution that provides fast speeds and a consistent connection from takeoff to touchdown. Our owners want to stay productive, stream video, and otherwise stay in touch with what’s happening on the ground. Choosing Viasat for our new deliveries was an important step as Airshare enters our next phase of growth.– John Owen, President and CEO of Airshare
The first installation on an Airshare Challenger 350 was completed in July 2022. Additional installations will continue through the second half of the year.
New deliveries of the 350s – the company signed a deal for up to 20 of the planes – will include the system as well. The new Challenger 3500s will enter service at the airline with the connectivity service online.
“We’ve entered an exciting relationship with Airshare, and the Viasat Select service plans will deliver the best connectivity performance in business aviation while optimizing operations for predictable budgets,” added Claudio D’Amico, Viasat’s business area director, Business Aviation. “With Airshare’s sharp focus on customer service and an exceptional in-flight experience, we look forward to supporting the new fleet’s connectivity requirements now and into the future.”
While the business aviation segment is a relatively small part of Viasat’s mobile connectivity offering, it remains an important segment. The Challenger 350 has sufficient range to cross the Atlantic or to carry passengers between the Mainland and Hawaii. These routes require a satellite option for connectivity, and Viasat’s proven solution meets the company’s needs.
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