Viasat Commercial Aviation Blog

We salute the aviators, on International Civil Aviation Day

Civil aviation is at the service of all mankind

The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide..

Let's meet in Boston at APEX 2018

Because the airline passenger experience matters so much to us

Viasat will make a big splash at APEX USA, held in Boston, MA this September...

Viasat IFC reaches new heights at AIX 2018

Viasat dominates the conversation at the Aircraft Interiors Expo, Hamburg, Germany, 9 - 12 April 2018

AIX, the Aircraft Interiors Expo, held in..

#AIX18 is on! #LifeUninterrupted #PaxEx

Planes, drinks, food, fun and giveaways

Stop by booth #3A10 and join us on Tuesday, April 10 from 4-6 pm for drinks, food, fun and AWESOME..

APEX EXPO 2017 - Event Review - ViaSat Pushes #PaxEx forward

#PaxEx was the hot topic on everyone’s minds in Long Beach, California, as APEX EXPO 2017 took place at the Long Beach Convention Centre from..

ViaSat Ireland is hiring! Let's meet up!

Meet the crew from ViaSat Ireland at two recruitment events in Dublin this week. We'd love to hear from you if you want to learn more about..

Meet ViaSat at Connected Aircraft Conference, LHR, 13 - 14 Sept 2017

Having real internet on your fleet isn't just about the best possible passenger experience, it's also about the multiple additional benefits that..

Meet ViaSat at APEX EXPO 2017, Long Beach CA

APEX EXPO 2017 is in Long Beach, California, 25 - 28 September and ViaSat will be there!

More about Michael Reilly, ViaSat - candidate in APEX Board election 2017

Michael Reilly, ViaSat, requests your APEX board vote

ViaSat at AIX 2017 - Report

ViaSat steals the show at AIX 2017

The ViaSat stand, with an additional giant lightbox at the main entrance, was the talk of AIX 2017. Our design..

Passenger Experience Conference 2017 - Review

Experience is everything. Everything is experience

Wireless IFE Case Study DownloadPEC 2017 brought hundreds of..

Broadband for all - Not just a dream, we're making it real

Because We Love to Fly

Let's Meet at APEX EXPO 2017Flight has revolutionised the human experience, and..

IFC and IFE Survey 2017

Connect Up!

IFC and IFE SurveyThe story of the year is how so many airlines around the word are..

Meet Arconics at AIX 2017, Stand 2B30, IFEC Zone, Hall B2

AIX is the world's biggest aircraft interiors event, with a strong focus on in-flight connectivity (IFC) and in-flight entertainment (IFE)...

Qantas Passengers to Enjoy World's Best In-flight WIFI

Qantas successfully deploys test hardware on B737

Tell us about your wireless IFE projectQantas passengers took a decisive..

APEX EXPO Report - How can aviation deliver the best possible passenger experience?

Event review: APEX EXPO, Singapore, October 25-27, 2016

Why will your fleet and passengers love the cloud?

Let's meet at an event...Get all the answers from Arconics and learn more about the Arconics Connected..

Tigerair Australia - Wireless IFE Deployment Case Study

Wireless IFE Case Study DownloadCloudStore by Arconics, the next generation, feature-rich, scalable and cost..

Some old school jaws banged off the floor. #PEC16 #paxex

Experiencing the Passenger Experience Conference

PEC16, CCH, Hamburg, AIX Week, 4 April, 2016

Arconics at AIX 2016 - BYOD W-IFE

The Arconics team enjoyed a superb opening to AIX 2016, the biggest aviation interiors event in the world this year. After an excellent Passenger..

Tigerair W-IFE Enters Revenue Service: Low Cost Carrier, First Class Entertainment

Arconics CloudStore certified and flying in 12 weeks


PRESS RELEASE - Inflight Revolution Confirmed

Arconics Airline Passenger Survey Confirms Ongoing Shift to BYOD, Broadened Content and Connectivity Demands


#AIX2016 Survival Guide - Top 10 Tips

AIX 2016 is three days of aviation wonder, with a focus on the in-flight passenger experience. It's an epic show and is sure to inform, entertain..

Meet Michael Reilly from Arconics at the Passenger Experience Conference 2016

Passenger Experience Conference, 4 April, 2016, Hamburg - The leading global conference and networking forum delivering content, driving..

Big Six Hollywood Major Studios Approve CloudStore Wireless IFE

Warner Bros, Fox, Universal, Paramount, Sony and Disney Approve CloudStore W-IFE

In another key milestone for CloudStore Wireless IFE by..

Ancillary Revenues - Skift Names 5 Best Airline Upsell Websites

It's all about airline ancillary revenues these days, in a business model popularised by Ryanair: Get bums on seats at any cost, then sell them..

Complete our In-flight Entertainment and Connectivity Survey


We'd like to invite anyone who flies, whether for..

Low Fuel Costs - How to Add Value to Older Aircraft

Low Fuel Costs Make the A340 and B747 Attractive Lease, Fleet and Charter Options

Rock bottom jet fuel costs have had an impact across the airline..

Mile High Wifi?


We'd like to invite anyone who flies, whether for..

Ireland - The Global Aviation Hotspot

Did you know about Ireland's leading position in the global aviation industry? Ryanair and Aer Lingus have constantly led the field in customer..

2016 - An Exciting Year Ahead for Aviation

Happy New Year!

We'd like to wish all our customers, partners and friends in the global airline industry the very best for a successful, safe and..

Ryanair to Gain Environmental Benefits as Boeing 737 MAX Rolls Out

On December 8, 2015, the first 737 MAX, named 'Spirit of Renton', was rolled out at Boeing's Renton, Washington factory.

In October 2014, Boeing..

Airbus A350 - Top 12 Facts

2015 - First delivery of Airbus A350

When Qatar Airways took delivery of their first A350 earlier this year, they quickly selected Viasat to..

Air New Zealand is named world's best airline

Airline Excellence Awards

For the third consecutive year, Air New Zealand won for its "award winning in-flight innovations, record-breaking..

Wireless IFE Takes the Front Seat in Passenger Experience

The funny thing about technological revolutions is that perceptions rapidly change from ‘Why bother?’ to ‘Quick! Adopt!’ And that’s exactly what’s..

#PaxEx - APEX Expo 2015 Review and Inmarsat Report on In-Flight Connectivity

Niall, Fergal and Michael descended on Portland, Oregon, USA for the recent APEX EXPO, the annual IFEC love-in.

Wireless IFE - Content is King - Especially at 30,000 Feet!

Looking out the window used to be the best part of flying. And it still is! But when the cabin lights go down, there’s no better feeling than..

IFE CloudStore to Attend APEX/IFSA EXPO 2015


See You in Portland!

The Arconics IFE team will join thousands more aviation professionals from the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX)..


AIX 2015 in Hamburg was a great show for Arconics. The calibre of the attendees from airlines all over the world was impressive. We had about..