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February 28, 2012

Flying Colours Named Authorized Reseller, Installation Facility for ViaSat

By Ed Silverstein, TMCnet Contributor

ViaSat (News - Alert) has named Flying Colours Corp. – an aviation company from Canada – one of its authorized resellers and installation facilities. In connection with the designation, Flying Colours will market and sell ViaSat’s VMT-1500 product to its client base.

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“This is an important agreement for us as it means we can continue to offer our clients the best in-flight connectivity and communication options available,” Eric Gillespie, executive vice president of Flying Colours, said in a company press release.

In a related matter, Flying Colours has gotten its first commitment for the installation of the ViaSat VMT-1500 system on a Bombardier CRJ ExecLiner, the company reported. “Our client is looking forward to having this state-of-the-art communications option installed on his aircraft as it provides a solution to his requirement for continuous global connectivity,” Gillespie said.

ViaSat is pleased with the new affiliation with Flying Colours. “Flying Colours opens a new segment of the business aviation market to ViaSat,” Don Buchman, ViaSat director of mobile broadband, said in the company statement. “The company enjoys a well-deserved reputation for innovation in equipping business aircraft with the latest communications technology.”

In other company news, Flying Colours will be participating in the ABACE (Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition), which will take place in the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre between March 27 and March 29th. Company officials will be located in Stand No. H410.

Flying Colours has customers in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Asia, and India, according to the company’s website.

In addition, ViaSat provides networking products and managed networking services for IP applications at enterprises.

Also, it supplies military communications and encryption technology to armed forces. For instance, ViaSat is an associate in connection with the Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium, an Open Group managed consortium. FACE has released a new technical standard. It gives guidelines for a “common operating environment to support applications across multiple Department of Defense avionics systems,” according to TMCnet.




Edited by Rich Steeves