Gogo completes 110 2Ku inflight connectivity installs in Q3

Gogo's 2Ku dual Ku-band antenna.
Gogo’s 2Ku dual Ku-band antenna.

Gogo announced today that it completed 110 installations of its 2Ku inflight connectivity solution in the third quarter of 2017.

The company had a total of 340 2Ku installed aircraft as of September 30, 2017.

John Wade, Gogo’s Executive Vice President and COO, said: “Our rapid deployment of 2Ku is transforming global aviation.

“Based on our pace of installs since Labor Day, we are well positioned to nearly double the number of installations in the fourth quarter as compared to the third quarter.

“We are delivering the most bandwidth, the broadest global coverage and highest system availability for aviation.”

Gogo says it will have approximately 600 total 2Ku aircraft online across 10 airlines by the end of this year.

The company says it has shortened installation times to less than two days, which is less than half the time that it typically takes to install a broadband satellite connectivity solution.

In June Gogo announced it had hit its 200 installs milestone. 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.

It said 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-band satellites, Gogo says it offers unrivalled adaptability to keep airlines connected now and in the future.

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

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