Posted on: 13 February 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Gogo’s technology for the commercial aviation industry has received an AS9100 aerospace quality certification, fulfilling a necessary requirement in order for Gogo’s technology to become a line-fit option with aircraft manufacturers.
Arbela Takhsh, Gogo's senior vice president of quality, commented, “Obtaining the AS9100 certification reflects Gogo's continued commitment to meeting the increasingly stringent industry quality requirements, and affirms our dedication to total quality and regulatory compliance.
“The addition of AS9100 certification for our commercial aviation business complements our existing quality management system and industry accreditations, and reflects our commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.”
Following this certification, the company is aiming to have line-fit evaluations for Boeing aircraft completed for its in-cabin network, Gogo Vision and Ku-band satellite solution by the end of 2015 and for its Ka-band satellite solution in 2016.
Gogo has already formed an agreement with Boeing for line-fit provisions for its ATG-4 technologies on 737NG aircraft, allowing airlines to make some modifications on new aircraft to improve the installation process for the ATG-4 service after an airline takes delivery.
Gogo’s business aviation technology has held an AS9100 – the internationally recognised ‘Quality Management System’ standard for the aviation, space and defense industries – for several years.The company’s business aviation services are currently a factory option at manufacturers including Bombardier, Dassault Falcon Jet, Embraer, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Textron Aviation.
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