Posted on: 06 May 2016 by Mark Howells
Gogo has secured the first European customer for its 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology in International Airlines Group (IAG).
IAG is set to install 2Ku on numerous long-haul aircraft types including the Boeing 787 and Airbus A380. The agreement currently covers 118 British Airways aircraft, four Aer Lingus Boeing 757s and up to 15 Iberia aircraft.
The first British Airways aircraft equipped with 2Ku is expected to be in service early in 2017, with the bulk of the remaining installations due to be completed by 2019.
“We are delighted to bring Gogo's industry-leading 2Ku technology to three of the most iconic brands in commercial aviation,” announced Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. “2Ku is delivering a ground-like performance to aircraft flying around the world today. But one of the many benefits of 2Ku is that it's built on an open architecture and can leverage numerous Ku satellites around the world today and new advancements in the Ku-band coming online in the future. This means the technology will get even better over time and will provide passengers with a superior connectivity experience now and in the future.”