Posted on: 07 August 2014 by Mark Howells
Gogo has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA to install its Gogo Vision wireless inflight entertainment product on commercial aircraft with or without Gogo’s connectivity service.
Gogo Vision enables passengers to stream movies and television shows to their own WiFi enabled devices from the aircraft’s own server. Gogo has more than 1,500 commercial aircraft on four major airlines equipped with the Gogo Vision.
“We see this as an important enhancement to Gogo Vision as it allows us to provide the service without necessarily having connectivity on the aircraft,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief commercial officer. “We definitely have seen demand for the standalone version of this product. Some of Alaska Airlines’ Gogo Vision equipped aircraft will be configured this way and the service will launch later this year.”
This new enhancement to Gogo Vision will use most of the existing equipment that is already used for Gogo’s core connectivity solution. For airlines, Gogo Vision offers a lightweight, low-cost alternative to seatback solutions.