ViaSat Providing In-Flight Internet
Signonsandiego.com in their article ViaSat sticks with goal of onboard Internet service reports that ViaSat will be providing Internet service for private jets, and predict the airline market will “rebound” as a potential source of business.
Last month, ViaSat said it will supply equipment for a satellite-driven broadband-in-the-cabin service offered in partnership with Arinc, a Maryland company that specializes in aviation communications. The systems will be installed on large Gulfstream jets. The company also has a deal to provide the systems to Dassault for its Falcon 7X long haul jet beginning in 2007.
The equipment runs from $275,000 to $350,000, installation is about $100,000. The monthly fee is $4,500 for about 20 hours of use.