FAA okays Gogo's next generation in-flight Internet technology

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said it has received the final Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the FAA required to launch Gogo´s 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service.

The technology is currently installed on Gogo´s 737-500 test plane and is now cleared for in-flight testing. Gogo expects to launch commercial service of its 2Ku technology later this year.

Seven commercial airlines have signed up for either a trial or fleet deployment of 2Ku covering more than 500 commercial aircraft. Gogo expects to launch commercial service later this year and begin rapid installation of the backlog of 500 aircraft in 2016.

2Ku is expected to deliver peak speeds of more than 70 Mbps to the aircraft, which is more than 20 times the bandwidth provided by Gogo´s first generation Air to Ground solution in the US More information about this technology can be found here.

Gogo is a leading global aero-communications service provider that offers in-flight Internet, entertainment, connected aircraft services for airline operations and a host of other communications-related services to the commercial and business aviation markets.