ITASCA, Ill., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of in-flight communications services to the global aviation industry, has received an STC from the FAA to install its Ku-band satellite equipment on Airbus A330 aircraft. This is Gogo's second STC for its Ku-band satellite service on Delta; Gogo previously received FAA certification to install its Ku-band equipment on Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Gogo's Ku-band satellite connectivity service is currently in the final phases of customer testing on Delta's 747-400 aircraft with completion of installation for the full 747-400 fleet targeted for the middle of 2014. With the newly-issued A330 STC, Gogo and Delta can begin initial testing of the service on their A330 fleet before the service goes live to consumers. Gogo expects to install its Ku-band connectivity service on Delta's entire international fleet by the end of 2015.
"This is another major milestone for Gogo and clears another hurdle in the process of outfitting Delta's international fleet with Wi-Fi," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "As a full-service communications company that operates a network at 30,000 feet, we are proud to offer a consistent global connectivity experience anywhere our customers fly; whether it's on regional aircraft in the U.S., domestic mainline aircraft or Ku-equipped 747-400s and A330s that travel around the world."
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 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 6,300 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.