FAA approves ViaSat Ka-band tech for A320


April 21, 2016 ViaSat, a global broadband services and technology company, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval from the FAA to install its Ka-band satellite antenna and radome on Airbus A320 aircraft. This certification, coupled with ViaSat’s in-cabin distribution STC, enables airlines to deploy its end-to-end in-flight connectivity system.

“Reaching this milestone is significant as it sets a high bar for how to build and install a best in-flight internet service for global coverage,” said Don Buchman, vice president and general manager, commercial mobility, ViaSat. “We now have FAA approval for our radome, antenna and in-flight cabin system – which gives airlines and passengers access to the real internet – not cached content – with the most reliable, scalable streaming capabilities.”


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