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In-flight connectivity trends with Don Buchman

In-flight connectivity trends with Don Buchman

March 21, 2022

Viasat’s head of commercial aviation on how the industry is roaring back

In this episode of the Viasat Podcast, host Alex Miller welcomes back Don Buchman, vice president and general manager for Commercial Aviation. It’s been a challenging couple of years for the aviation industry, but as it pulls out of the pandemic slump, Buchman sees a growing trend for airlines to improve their in-flight connectivity service.

As passengers increasingly expect Wi-Fi in the air to perform like what they get at their homes and offices, Viasat’s high-capacity satellite network has been able to deliver that kind of experience. At the same time, Buchman says, airlines are looking at ways to add value in other ways beyond just connectivity.

Topics touched on in this podcast:

  • The growing trend for airlines to up their game in the in-flight connectivity space
  • How offering free Wi-Fi in the air can be a viable business model
  • The ways in which streaming video is greatly increasing bandwidth demand and how Viasat is poised to address that
  • New airline customers Viasat has added in the past year and the continued growth of the company’s Commercial Aviation division
  • The rapid pace at which Viasat has been installing systems on aircraft
  • The importance of “capacity density” when it comes to meeting demand — even at busy airport hubs
  • Considerations around satellites in different orbits and how a future hybrid network could offer the best of all worlds
  • The upcoming ViaSat-3 constellation and how its capacity and global coverage will be a boon for our airline customers
How Viasat is enabling in-flight connectivity in China - With Simon Kuo

How Viasat is enabling in-flight connectivity in China - With Simon Kuo

December 18, 2019

In this episode of the Viasat podcast, VP of Corporate Quality Simon Kuo speaks with host Alex Miller about the company's partnership with China Satcom aimed at connecting China's growing commercial air fleet.

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Viasat in Conversation: 2018 Highlights and what’s to come for 2019

Viasat in Conversation: 2018 Highlights and what’s to come for 2019

January 28, 2019

Viasat in Conversation: 2018 Highlights and what's to come for 2019

 
Viasat in Conversation: In-Flight Connectivity Partners – We’re NOT all created equal.
Moving past the myths for a better in-flight Wi-Fi experience

Moving past the myths for a better in-flight Wi-Fi experience

October 10, 2018

Myth Busters: Viasat’s VP of commercial aviation Don Buchman addresses misconceptions in the marketplace about the quality of Wi-Fi in the Sky.

Viasat in Conversation: A new world in connected aircraft

Viasat in Conversation: A new world in connected aircraft

August 28, 2018

Viasat’s VP of commercial aviation Don Buchman on the changing world of in-flight Wi-Fi

 
 
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