Posted on: 21 March 2016 by Mark Howells
Air Canada will begin installing Gogo 2Ku satellite technology on its wide-body fleet commencing this autumn with its Boeing 777 aircraft.
The airline is the only Canadian carrier offering customers in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity across its entire fleet of narrow-body aircraft in North America“Air Canada is pleased to announce it will offer customers the ability to stay connected whenever and wherever they fly by extending in-flight, North American connectivity to its wide-body aircraft flying overseas using satellite technology," said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "While business travellers will welcome satellite Wi-Fi service as a productivity tool, it will have widespread appeal for all travellers by allowing them to stay in touch, access the internet and enjoy additional entertainment options throughout their entire journey.""We are excited about extending our relationship with Air Canada to bring our 2Ku technology to its international fleet," said Gogo's president and CEO, Michael Small. "The performance of Gogo's 2Ku technology is unmatched in global aviation today and is built on the concept of an open system with the ability to leverage dozens of Ku-band satellites in orbit. We've also built it to leverage any of the new Ku-band LEO satellite constellations coming on line in the future. This system design will enable Air Canada to continue to deliver industry leading connectivity to its passengers for the foreseeable future.”