Posted on: 17 June 2015 by Mark Howells
Gogo has placed an order for approximately 150 composite radomes from Cobham, which will form part of Gogo’s 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service. “Cobham has partnered with Gogo to develop an in-flight connectivity radome that maximises radio frequency performance while minimising weight and drag. The radome’s ultra-low profile design can save airlines tens of thousands of dollars annually over competing solutions,” stated Jill Kale, president of Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions. “Since 1966, Cobham has combined advanced design capabilities with innovative materials to provide radomes for challenging military applications. We are now leveraging that capability to design and manufacture composite radomes for the latest commercial aerospace communications applications. The 2Ku radome recently successfully completed Federal Aviation Administration lightning, bird strike, and materials testing and this order is the latest milestone in Cobham and Gogo’s successful partnership.”Work under this contract will be performed by Cobham Integrated Electronic Solutions, a business unit of the Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions sector, in Baltimore, Maryland.