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Gaining triple certification this week from regulators in Brazil the USA & EU is a major milestone for the brand new Praetor 600 from Embraer. So was flying the aircraft on its longest mission ever and on its first trip across the Atlantic. For the customers buying the plane, however, knowing that they can have the new super midsize business jet fitted out with the comforts of home is also part of the appeal. To that end, seeing the plane operate with a high speed inflight wifi connection is a big win. In this case the service is being provided by Viasat’s Ka-band satellite network.
Viasat mentioned the solution on its Twitter feed this week, confirming that it is the inflight wifi provider on board the aircraft.
Others at EBACE in Geneva noted the same thing.
One of the passengers on the aircraft’s transatlantic crossing earlier this week also confirmed that inflight connectivity was available during that trip as well.
For Viasat this is a strong showing, getting the kit installed and active on the new aircraft as it makes its debut in the Geneva show and with its major certifications secured. It is also more good news for the company’s Global Aero Terminal 5510 solution targeting the business aviation market.
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