Calif., April 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat
Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today
announced it has been awarded a Civil Aviation Administration of
China (CAAC) Validation of
Supplemental Type Certificate (VSTC) to install its complete,
advanced Ka-band satellite system on Airbus A320 series of
aircraft. This CAAC validation, Viasat's first in China, lays the foundation for Chinese
airlines to install and deploy Viasat's industry-leading In-Flight
Connectivity (IFC) system, including antenna, radome, modem, server
and WAPs, on Airbus A320s.
The CAAC VSTC was awarded based on an Airbus A320
STC previously certified by the European Union Aviation Safety
Agency (EASA). It joins a portfolio of STCs that has been
applied globally on 1,800+ commercial aircraft installed with
Viasat's in-flight connectivity system. In total, the
Company's current IFC solution has accumulated more than 16.5
million flight hours.
Viasat's vice president and general manager, Commercial Aviation,
stated, "Achieving the CAAC validation milestone in
China is significant because
Chinese-based airlines, using our best-in-class equipment, are now
a step closer to delivering an on-the-ground internet experience to
their passengers while in-flight. We're grateful to our partners in
China for their support and are
committed to continuing to invest in this important market -- where
we have operated since 1994 -- for the long run."
Viasat's IFC system will enable full video
streaming, browsing, messaging, social media scrolling and more to
every connected device on a Viasat-equipped aircraft. In
addition to optimizing passengers' connected experiences when
in-flight, Viasat's IFC solution will enable airlines to enhance
passenger loyalty, improve operating efficiencies and increase
revenue generating opportunities through ancillary content and
For more information
on Viasat's Commercial Aviation services, please
visit Viasat online at Viasat.com.
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 developing the
ultimate global communications network to power high-quality,
secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives
anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn
more about Viasat, visit: www.viasat.com, go to Viasat's
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release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the
safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include
Viasat's ability to install and deploy the IFC system on
Airbus A320s; and benefits to airline customers and passengers.
Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially
and adversely from those expressed in any 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 anomaly,
operational failure or degradation in satellite performance,
contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or
delays, regulatory issues, changes in relationships with, or the
financial condition of, key suppliers, and technologies that do not
perform according to expectations; technologies not being developed
according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform
according to expectations, and increased competition and other
factors affecting the aviation sector generally. In addition,
please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat's SEC filings
available at www.sec.gov, 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 any
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on
which they are made. Viasat undertakes no obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
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