Delta Air Lines selects Viasat IFC for more than 1,000 aircraft
Viasat Inc. announced today that its inflight connectivity (IFC) solution will be installed on a total of more than 1,000 Delta Air Lines aircraft.
Delta Air Lines began offering fast, free Wi-Fi to all Delta SkyMiles® Members onboard most domestic mainline flights this year on February 1. In a March 14 release, Viasat said it is on track to offer its service on more than 700 aircraft by the end of 2023.
Viasat IFC services are now on Delta Air Line’s widebody fleets, including all active aircraft in its A330, A350, and 767 fleets. In addition to previously announced mainline fleets, the Airbus 220 and upcoming deliveries on the 737MAX will also be outfitted and serviced by Viasat.
“We are honoured to continue expanding as the technology provider supporting Delta’s mission to offer fast, free Wi-Fi as part of its evolved customer experience,” said Don Buchman, Viasat’s vice president and general manager, Commercial Aviation in the release. “The speed and scale at which we have reached this milestone together — now with more than 1,000 aircraft planned — has been astounding and is a tribute to our collaboration.”
Viasat’s Satellite Network
“Delta Air Line’s Viasat-equipped aircraft are being outfitted with Viasat's latest Ka-band IFC system and are designed to be compatible with the Company’s complete network of satellites, including the forthcoming three-satellite ViaSat- 3 constellation, the first of which is scheduled to launch in April 2023,” the release said. “Each of the ViaSat-3 satellites is expected to have more than one Terabit per second (Tbps) of throughput capacity, making them the highest-capacity broadband satellites ever launched.”