Gogo Receives Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Ku-Satellite Connectivity Service on Boeing 747-400 Aircraft STC Clears Way for Launch of International Wi-Fi Service
ITASCA, Ill., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, passed a key milestone in launching its international connectivity service by receiving an STC to install its Ku-satellite technology on Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Gogo will begin testing the new service immediately and plans to offer the service for customer usage by the first quarter of 2014. The technology will give travelers and crew access to the Internet. The service will also offer passengers Gogo Vision, Gogo's wireless in-flight entertainment service.
"This is a major milestone for Gogo as a company as it is a big step in clearing the way for international service," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "We are proud to offer a consistent global connectivity experience anywhere our customers fly; whether it's on regional aircraft, domestic mainline aircraft or these Ku-equipped 747s that travel around the world."
Gogo plans to continue installing equipment on 747-400 aircraft throughout 2014, in addition to other international aircraft.
Gogo is the global leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,500 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 600+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and London are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.