Gogo announced that it added nearly 1,100 commercial and business aircraft with broadband connectivity technologies to its installed fleet in 2015.
In addition to a record number of installs in 2015, Gogo has also grown its awarded backlog of 2Ku aircraft to more than 800 aircraft.
The company is ramping-up installations and expects to have most of those aircraft installed by the end of 2018.
Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO:
“Gogo’s operational capabilities are second to none. Whether that’s navigating the regulatory environment, installing equipment on a wide range of fleet types or servicing those aircraft wherever they might fly around the globe, we’ve built an organization around operational excellence that’s unmatched in the industry. We will continue to make significant investments in our operational capabilities.”
Across commercial and business aviation, Gogo operates more than 11,000 connected aircraft systems all over the world.
Gogo also announced that its Gogo Vision product has been installed on more than 2,000 aircraft.
More than 2,200 commercial aircraft are outfitted with the technology and more than 1 million videos are being watched through Gogo Vision each month.
The video content is stored on a server on the plane and delivered to a passenger’s own device through Gogo’s in-cabin network. In the past year alone, Gogo added its Gogo Vision product to more than 1,000 aircraft including aircraft operated by most major U.S. airlines.
Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief commercial officer:
“We know that passengers want entertainment on their own devices. We also know that almost everyone boards a plane with at least one Wi-Fi enabled device. Gogo Vision was built to take advantage of this trend. It has become successful because weight matters in aviation. When compared to traditional in-flight entertainment solutions, Gogo is much lighter weight, requires less maintenance and is lower cost.”
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