Gogo receives STC for 2Ku on Boeing 737-800

Gogo has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration which will allow the company to launch its next generation satellite connectivity service, 2Ku, on Aeromexico's Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Aeromexico selected Gogo to provide 2Ku in-flight connectivity across its entire fleet of 737-800s and Gogo Vision, Gogo's wireless in-flight entertainment product, on its fleet of 737-700s, Embraer 190 and 170 aircraft.2Ku has been flight tested on Gogo's Boeing 737 plane and, in recent tests, Gogo’s engineers have been able to stream videos on more than 40 devices simultaneously. The new certification allows Gogo to complete further 2Ku installations on Aeromexico's fleet in the coming months and begin testing the technology together with an airline.“This certification is an important step towards offering 2Ku, the world's fastest satellite based internet connectivity, to our customers on our large fleet of very comfortable 737-800 aircraft,” noted Corneel Koster, Aeromexico’s COO. “We are proud to be at the vanguard of this industry with the world premiere of this 2Ku offering on 737-800s. We are also delighted to work closely with Gogo, to offer our customers excellent entertainment on their own devices with Gogo Vision on our fleet of E Jets and 737-700s.”“We are extremely excited by the progress we've made in bringing this technology to market. We announced 2Ku and brought it to market in well under two years, which is unprecedented in this industry,” added Anand Chari, Gogo's chief technology officer. “This is a testament to Gogo's leadership at developing, implementing and managing in-flight connectivity services and technologies. We are excited to work with our industry-leading airline partner, Aeromexico, to bring this technology to its passengers.”

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