Gogo is to partner with International Airlines Group (IAG) to bring its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology to 118 British Airways, four Aer Lingus Boeing 757 and up to 15 Iberia long-haul aircraft.
IAG is one of the largest airline groups in the world and is the first European airline group to commit to Gogo’s 2Ku technology. The fleet of Gogo-installed aircraft will include numerous long-haul aircraft types, including the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380.
Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO, said: “We are delighted to bring Gogo’s industry leading 2Ku technology to three of the most iconic brands in commercial aviation.
“2Ku is delivering a ground-like performance to aircraft flying around the world today. But one of the many benefits of 2Ku is that it’s built on an open architecture and can leverage numerous Ku satellites around the world today and new advancements in the Ku-band coming online in the future.
“This means the technology will get even better over time and will provide passengers with a superior connectivity experience now and in the future.”
The first British Airways aircraft is expected to be in service early next year.
The bulk of the installations are expected to be completed by 2019.
- Find out how Get Connected’s Steve Nichols got on with 2Ku when he tested it in the skies over the UK in April.