Since signing a dealer agreement with global communications company Viasat, Aero-Dienst, the Nuremberg full-service provider for business aviation and air ambulances, now includes Viasat’s fast in-flight connectivity (IFC) options for mid- and large-cabin business jets in its portfolio.
Aero-Dienst’s many years of expertise in the field of in-flight connectivity systems was one of the key factors leading to the agreement, which authorizes Aero-Dienst to provide consultation services for Viasat IFC systems; conduct installation, bringing the systems online, plus operating them; and includes Viasat’s Ka-band service, as well as upgrading Ku-band to the faster Ka-band.
Viasat’s Ka-band high-speed connectivity, which features typical speeds of more than 30 Mbps across its network, with peaks exceeding 90 Mbps, enables all passengers to perform the same activities on board as they do on the ground, including video calls, using email and VPNs, streaming TV and videos, and listening to music.
Aero-Dienst has registered the increased demand for faster connectivity rates to support data-intensive applications in flight through the marked rise in the number of customers inquiring about Ka-band installation. The first aircraft that Aero-Dienst will equip with Viasat’s Ka-band IFC system will be a Challenger. Aero-Dienst also maintains dealer agreements with various avionics manufacturers.
In addition to its headquarters in Nuremberg, Aero-Dienst also operates stations in Austria (Vienna and Klagenfurt) and a maintenance station near Munich in Oberpfaffenhofen. The component shop in Landsberg am Lech allows Aero-Dienst to provide fast and local repairs for maintenance operators in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.