Gogo, a global leader of inflight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that it will install two inflight connectivity solutions on American Airlines’ new Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 deliveries: Ku-band satellite and Gogo’s next generation Air to Ground technology – ATG-4.
The dual systems will enable the aircraft to provide seamless in-flight internet service on domestic and international flights. Installations will occur as the new aircraft are delivered to American beginning in 2013.
“Installing the two systems helps ensure these aircraft will stay connected wherever they fly, whether they’re flying domestically or headed to an international destination,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “Gogo’s ability to deploy multiple connectivity solutions gives us the flexibility to install the right technology for each individual aircraft regardless of its mission. American’s decision to use both solutions is further acknowledgment of the significant advantages of the dual system for an enhanced customer experience.”
In addition to American’s new A320 family and Boeing 737 aircraft, Gogo was previously selected to outfit existing MD-80 and Boeing 737, 757 and 767 aircraft in American’s domestic fleet. Gogo service is currently available on more than 400 American aircraft.