Don Buchman

VP & General Manager, Commercial Aviation


United States of America

Don Buchman is vice president and general manager of Viasat’s Commercial Aviation business. He is responsible for overseeing Viasat’s commercial aviation business, which is recognized for delivering the “best Wi-Fi in the sky.”

Don has been at the leading edge of communication system development for commercial and defense applications since the early 1990s. He joined Viasat in 1999, and played a leading role in developing several of the Company’s products, including multiple patented technologies. In 2002, Don took Viasat into the high-speed mobile broadband applications world with the creation of Viasat’s highly-successful business aviation service, which was also used across Viasat’s government and maritime segments.

Don holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.