Embraer is now offering the installation of Ka-band satcom on its super-midsize Legacy and Praetor twinjets, and fractional provider Flexjet Europe is the first operator to install it as an aftermarket modification on its Legacy 500s. The new Viasat Ka-band capability is available through a service bulletin for the Legacy 450 and 500 and Praetor 500 and 600.
Viasat's Ka-band satcom is a factory option on the Praetor 500 and 600, which supersede the Legacy 450 and 500, respectively. The service provides high-speed internet access that enables customers to access e-mail, exchange files, and stream video content with several devices connected at the same time.
“We saw demand in the market for Embraer to offer this aftermarket solution, and now we are able to proceed with the installation of this feature in the field,” said Marsha Woelber, Embraer v-p of worldwide executive jets customer support and aftermarket sales. “This modification is available to customers who desire this high-speed capability, which provides the best experience and connectivity on board.”