Viasat announced that Embraer is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to select Viasat’s high-speed, high-capacity Ka-band connectivity solution for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets.

Carlsbad-based Viasat provides satellite communications ground equipment and services to government, commercial and consumer markets. Embraer is a Brazilian-based aerospace conglomerate.

"We are excited to lead the industry with the Viasat solution as it will elevate the user experience for non-stop business connectivity and in-flight entertainment,” said Luciano Froes, senior vice president, marketing, Embraer Executive Jets.

According to Viasat, the system will serve the business jet users’ connectivity demands of today, while keeping pace with future bandwidth demands. The jets will be equipped with Viasat’s Global Aero Terminal 5510, which will tap into the ViaSat-1, ViaSat-2 and European Ka-band satellite platforms, and will be forward-compatible with Viasat’s future-generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3—enabling use of the ViaSat-3 capacity with no additional hardware upgrades. ViaSat-3 is an ultra-high capacity satellite platform, which will be comprised of three ViaSat-3 class satellites offering global coverage

“We're very excited about our partnership with Embraer. They have a vision that strongly aligns with ours: to enable Embraer aircraft to have an excellent connectivity experience, exceeding what is available in the market today for any class of business jet…” said Jerry Goodwin, Viasat vice president, Network Services,