Gogo 2Ku achieves 200 inflight connectivity installs milestone

Gogo's "2Ku" dual Ku-band antenna.
Gogo’s “2Ku” dual Ku-band antenna.

Gogo has reached a milestone of 200 installations of its 2Ku inflight connectivity technology.

The company has now installed the technology on many major fleet types including the Airbus A319, A321, A330 and A340 aircraft; and Boeing’s 737-800 and 747-400.

John Wade, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are still on pace to hit our goal of between 550 and 650 2Ku-equipped aircraft by the end of this year.

“I’m also extremely excited to say that we have managed to get our install times down to less than two days, by far the best in the industry.

“Less downtime for the aircraft is hugely important for our airline partners.”

Gogo’s technology uses a proprietary dual antenna system to bring global streaming-class internet to aircraft.

2Ku is now flying and delivering speeds of up to 15 Mbps to each passenger device, covering 98 percent of all flight hours around the world with 98 percent system availability.

With an open architecture that leverages current and future Ku satellites, Gogo says it offers unrivalled adaptability to keep airlines connected now and in the future.

Performance will be boosted further by a new modem currently being installed on aircraft.

The proprietary features of the new modem significantly increase throughput and reliability to and from the aircraft, allowing more than the current 15 Mbps to each passenger device.

Gogo says it currently has 14 airlines representing more than 1600 aircraft awards for the 2Ku technology.

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