King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC),has completed the first installation of a Gogo 4G Air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity system on a Boeing Business Jet.
KACC completed this successful upgrade on a VIP BBJ along with performance of a C-Check and satcom system upgrade.
KACC’s says its growing Boeing BBJ and 737 series aircraft MRO services is filling a much-needed role as the gap in competent and customer-focused facilities continues to diminish in the USA.
KACC’s goal is to continue to specialise in the Boeing 737 series of aircraft.
KACC says it is actively engaged in discussions with additional prospective customers to achieve the same Gogo 4G WiFi upgrade along with accomplishing simultaneous heavy maintenance requirements in 2018.
Roy Lischinsky, KACC VP of Operations, said: “We are very pleased to have the continued opportunity to serve our VIP BBJ and Part 121 operators.
“We have worked hard to earn their trust and will continue to do so on any future projects. It is a privilege for us to serve the BBJ and 737 VIP community.”
Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo says its 4G system is a technology that leverages the company’s existing ground network of more than 250 towers and fibre backhaul that has already provided connectivity for hundreds of thousands of flight hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft.
The 4G equipment package will incorporate a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features – all from a single, lightweight box.
The new service will also offer Gogo Vision, which provides the latest movies and television shows via the Gogo Vision product; flight tracker; real time weather reports; Gogo Text & Talk, which allows passengers to call and text with their personal smart phones and mobile numbers; streaming video and audio; live face-to-face conversations through a user’s favourite application; email with attachments; and web browsing – on a proven network in the continental U.S. and large portions of Alaska and Canada.
Additionally, Gogo Biz 4G provides an upgrade path to Gogo’s Next Gen network that is expected to produce speeds up to 100 Mbps.
The Next Gen network, scheduled to launch in 2018, will use a proprietary modem, a new beam-forming antenna and unlicensed spectrum to produce that level of performance.
King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a leading provider of aircraft services with MRO facilities in Ardmore, Oklahoma.