ViaSat was selected by Gulfstream Aerospace as the sole source Ku-band equipment supplier to outfit Gulfstream's large cabin business jets with ViaSat Yonder high-speed internet service. The ViaSat equipment is available on Gulfstream's existing large cabin aircraft (G450, G550, G650) and new aircraft (G500, G600) either as a factory option, or as an aftermarket install. The new agreement builds on a previous third-party relationship, where ViaSat has provided global Ku-band in-flight connectivity hardware to Gulfstream and hundreds of its customers for nearly 10 years.
With the new announcement, ViaSat will now directly provide the ViaSat Mobile Terminal 1500, which includes a Ku-band antenna, modem and antenna control unit, to enable the Yonder service on an extended line of Gulfstream large cabin aircraft. Service remains available through ViaSat's service providers. ViaSat Yonder business aviation service delivers internet through its global Ku-band network, plus a path toward an enhanced online in-flight experience with its Exede In The Air service