ViaSat Ka-band In-flight System Will Be New Option for Boeing Commercial Aircraft

   ViaSat Ka-band In-flight System Will Be New Option for Boeing Commercial

Factory option and expanding high-capacity Ka-band footprint enable easier
airline transition to high-speed in-flight service

PR Newswire

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 19, 2013

CARLSBAD, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) and
Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) have agreed to work together towards
offering ViaSat Ka-band airborne satellite terminals as a factory line-fit
option on Boeing commercial aircraft. Airlines will be able to specify ViaSat
in-flight connectivity on new Boeing aircraft and take delivery of the planes
with the equipment already installed. Factory installation avoids costly
down-time involved with taking planes out of service for post-production
retrofits. With the system installed, airlines will have the ability to access
Exede^® In The Air, ViaSat's high-speed in-flight Internet service that is
designed to provide vastly improved online access to passengers, similar to
the broadband experience and data rates of an in-home connection.


"Within the past few weeks we've taken steps toward making our Ka-band
in-flight service more attractive to new airline customers in two ways:
continuing our plan to expand high-capacity Ka-band coverage and making it
easier to add our system to their fleets," said Mark Dankberg, ViaSat chairman
and CEO. "First we announced the new coverage areas that we expect to gain
with ViaSat-2. And now factory installation on Boeing planes will simplify the
process of getting our equipment on board."

The recent announcement of ViaSat-2, on a Boeing 702HP satellite platform, is
a major step forward in ViaSat plans to expand high-capacity, Ka-band
satellite coverage around the globe. ViaSat-2 is designed to increase capacity
and speed for mobile satellite communications, offering new capacity over land
and sea from North America south to Central America, the Caribbean, and the
northern edge of South America, as well as over the primary aeronautical and
maritime routes across the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Europe.

"With the addition of ViaSat airborne terminals to our factory options, Boeing
airline customers will have a broader range of selections for high-bandwidth
connectivity on their airplanes," said Dan Murray, chief engineer of
Electronic Systems for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We will be working
closely with ViaSat to bring this option to market." 

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the
safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the
timing of availability of the Ka-band satellite terminal option and the
expanded, high-capacity coverage of the ViaSat-2 satellite. Readers are
cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in
any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to
differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or
delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to
anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and
increased competition and other factors affecting the communications industry
generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's
SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned
not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak
only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

About Boeing Commercial Airplanes (
Boeing Commercial Airplanes, a business unit of The Boeing Company, is
committed to being the leader in commercial aviation by offering airplanes and
services that deliver superior design, efficiency and value to customers
around the world. There are more than 13,000 Boeing commercial jetliners in
service, flying passengers and freight more efficiently than competing models
in the market. With headquarters in the Puget Sound region of Washington
state, Boeing Commercial Airplanes is a $49.1 billion business with more than
80,000 employees.

About ViaSat (
ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to
virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the
military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services
including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest
capacity satellite; service to more than 2,300 mobile platforms, including
Yonder^® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and
network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for
the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system
design and a number of complementary products and technologies.Based in
Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,700 people in a number of
locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network

Yonder and Exede are registered trademarks of ViaSat Inc.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.

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