Gogo approved to equip Ku-Satellite technology on B747-400s

Gogo has received a Supplemental Type Certificate to install its Ku-Satellite international connectivity service 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 enable travellers and crew to access the internet in-flight and offer passengers Gogo Vision, a 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," explained 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.

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