Gogo passed a key milestone in launching its international connectivity service by receiving a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install its Ku-satellite technology on Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Gogo will begin testing the new service immediately and plans to offer the service for customer usage by the first quarter of 2014. The technology will give travelers and crew access to the Internet. The service will also offer passengers Gogo Vision, Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment service.
Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO, said: “This is a major milestone for Gogo as it is a big step in clearing the way for international service. We are proud to offer a consistent global connectivity experience anywhere our customers fly; whether it’s on regional aircraft, domestic mainline aircraft or these Ku-equipped 747s that travel around the world.”
Gogo plans to continue installing equipment on 747-400 aircraft throughout 2014, in addition to other international aircraft.
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