This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

ViaSat And L-3 Platform Integration To Collaborate On In-flight Broadband Satellite Communications For VVIP Aircraft

CARLSBAD, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) and the L-3 (NYSE: LLL) Platform Integration Division (L-3 PID) have signed a memorandum of agreement to provide private transport-class aircraft with in-flight connectivity services. Under the agreement, the companies will collaborate on a complete broadband satellite communication system for airline-sized planes that are custom-fit for use by heads of state and "VVIP" customers.

(Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091216/VIASATLOGO)

The in-flight communication system will combine an airborne shipset and global broadband network services from ViaSat with L-3 PID completion services, including system integration, design, engineering, installation, in-cabin passenger networking, and certification.

By working together, ViaSat and L-3 PID see an opportunity to accelerate the implementation of satellite communication systems for aircraft operators by streamlining the vendor review and selection process, and providing a proven package of advanced technologies, engineering skills, and program management. 

 "As we pursue this VVIP market with L-3 PID, we're building on a collaboration that has produced numerous mobile satellite system installations," said Paul Baca, vice president of ViaSat Global Mobile Broadband. "Together with their resources and understanding of these complex aircraft, we believe we can meet a very broad scope of customerli expectations for in-flight performance and operational support."

"We feel that ViaSat has the most complete and advanced portfolio of satellite services, products, and technology in the commercial aviation industry. They have a long history of delivering satellite systems and services around the globe," said Ken McAlpin, vice president of Commercial Programs for L-3 PID.  "HOS/VVIP customers expect the highest quality service, equipment, and workmanship on their aircraft and we're committed to providing that."

ViaSat continues to enhance its global network with a recent capacity expansion and security to meet growing demands for in-flight services, including streaming media and high-speed Internet for the larger number of users that VIP aircraft typically carry.

1 of 3

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 16,943.81 +28.74 0.17%
S&P 500 1,967.57 +2.89 0.15%
NASDAQ 4,415.49 +19.2860 0.44%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto
Advertising Partners

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs