Gogo Receives Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA and Certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) for Ku-Satellite Internet Service on Boeing 737-800 Aircraft
ITASCA, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announced today that it has received an STC from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) - the aviation authority in Japan - to install Gogo's Ku-satellite based connectivity service on Japan Airlines' 737-800 aircraft. This is the fourth certification Gogo has received specific for JAL's connectivity service and marks the last one needed to install JAL's complete domestic fleet.
Gogo has partnered with JAL to install connectivity service and Gogo Vision - Gogo's wireless in-flight entertainment service – on JAL's domestic fleet and the certification is a key milestone in the installation process.
"The 737-300 is the last piece in the puzzle for JAL. We are already in the install process on several other aircraft types and expect to have a consumer launch on JAL later this summer," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "Gogo is the clear leader when it comes to navigating the regulatory hurdles for the installation of broadband connectivity services and has guided numerous aircraft types and technologies - in both commercial and business aviation - through the Supplemental Type Certificate process."
Gogo now holds more than 60 STCs for broadband connectivity services covering numerous commercial aircraft types and Gogo's ATG, ATG-4 and Ku-satellite band technologies.
Gogo is a leading communications service provider to the global aviation industry. 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 Aeromexico, 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 Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,200 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 700+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and various locations overseas 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.