Posted on: 11 April 2014 by Mark Howells
Gogo and Boeing have put in place a technical services agreement (TSA) so that the aircraft manufacturer can evaluate Gogo’s suite of technology solutions on Boeing commercial aircraft.
The agreement initiates the evaluation process for potential installation on new Boeing aircraft orders. Gogo is targeting to have line-fit evaluations completed for its ATG-4 in 2015 and satellite solutions in 2016.
"As Gogo continues to retro-fit aircraft with its various connectivity solutions, it's crucial to work towards line-fit of these solutions for all new orders so each aircraft comes off the line with Gogo connectivity already installed and ready for service from day one," explained Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO.
In addition, Gogo currently has an agreement in place with Boeing for line-fit provisions for its ATG-4 technologies on 737NG aircraft.
The provisioning will allow airlines to make some modifications needed on new aircraft to improve the installation process for the ATG-4 service after an airline takes delivery. The provisioning is believed to be an important step to achieving true line-fit capabilities in the future.