Gogo has signed a term sheet with Beijing based Shareco Technologies to install its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology on 50 commercial aircraft for Shareco’s airline partners, including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.
It says this is the largest announced inflight connectivity deal in China and the first airline deal for Gogo in China.
In addition to inflight connectivity, Gogo will also provide its wireless in-flight entertainment solution – Gogo Vision – for Shareco to install on these aircraft.
Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO, said: “We are extremely excited to partner with Shareco to deliver in-flight connectivity to passengers in China.
“2Ku was built on the premise of being able to deliver an experience similar to what passengers experience on the ground all over the world including the Chinese market. Gogo will help assure that Shareco is at the leading edge of in-flight connectivity technology today and in the future.”
Beijing Shareco Technologies Co., Ltd. is a leader at providing in-flight entertainment and connectivity related services to Chinese and international commercial airlines.
Gogo and Shareco will work together on the regulatory approvals to install the technology on these aircraft. The goal is to install all 50 aircraft within two years following execution of a definitive agreement.