Inmarsat Q2 results: Aviation way up, government down on lower U.S. demand, maritime up 2%; Viasat deal on track

by Peter B. de Selding

LA PLATA, Maryland — Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat reported sharp growth in its Aviation connectivity business as commercial and business fleets emerged from pandemic shutdowns, but a decline in its Government division on a drop in the all-important U.S. government business.

London-based Inmarsat said its planned purchase by U.S.-based Viasat Inc. is on track to close late this year pending British and European Union regulatory reviews.

In an Aug. 26 statement on the company’s financial results for the three . . .

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