Posted on: 08 April 2016 by Mark Howells
Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) has entered a new partnership with Gogo which will see the Airbus subsidiary retrofit Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology on new Airbus A350 aircraft.
Delta Air Lines will be the first customer and expects delivery of its first 2Ku-equipped A350 in 2017. Delta is also be the first US airline to launch domestic 2Ku service as its first narrow-body aircraft takes flight later this month.
“We are delighted to answer Airbus operators’ needs and bring this new technology to the A350 on a retrofit basis,” remarked Joël Frugier, general manager of ACJC. “We are here to serve Airbus customers and support their cabin and connectivity upgrade requests.”
“We are looking forward to working with Airbus Corporate Jet Centre to offer this product to airlines,” added Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “Working with ACJC and Airbus to make 2Ku available on the A350 is great news for airlines interested in the most future-proof in-flight connectivity solution.”
Until now, only first-generation gimbaled antennas have been available for the A350.