Gogo’s 2Ku Ku-band satellite-based inflight connectivity solution has been chosen by Air Canada for its Bombardier CS300 aircraft. The technology will be installed as a line-fit option at Bombardier.
Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s President and CEO, said: “Air Canada was the first in Canada to deploy the service on their entire mainline fleet of aircraft. They have been at the forefront of technology adoption and we are excited to deploy 2Ku on additional aircraft.
“We also are excited to work with Bombardier to have this technology installed at the factory.”
Andrew Yiu, Vice President of Product at Air Canada, added: “At Air Canada, we continually seek to elevate the travel experience. By combining Gogo’s inflight connectivity, giving customers the ability to work, be entertained and communicate in-flight, and Bombardier’s next-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer our customers a superlative level of onboard service.”
Air Canada has 45 CS300 aircraft on order with an option for an additional 30 aircraft. Air Canada now has more than 170 narrow- and wide-body aircraft committed to the technology.
Gogo says that more than 2,000 aircraft are now scheduled to be installed with its 2Ku technology, representing 16 of the world’s leading airlines. Today, more than 650 aircraft are flying with the Ku-band technology.