Gogo certified for next generation satellite Internet service

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said it has received an STC from the FAA, which is required to launch its 2Ku next generation satellite connectivity service on board Aeromexico´s Boeing 737-800 Aircraft.

The certification allows Gogo and Aeromexico to offer service and begin testing the technology. It also clears the way for further 2Ku installations on Aeromexico´s fleet in the coming months.

Aeromexico selected Gogo to provide connectivity across its entire fleet of 737-800s and Gogo Vision, Gogo´s wireless in-flight entertainment product, on its fleet of 737-700s, Embraer 190 and 170 aircraft.

2Ku is capable of matching or exceeding the bandwidth of any other system currently offered. The technology also benefits from the global coverage and redundancy of the more than 100 satellites in the Ku-band.

The service has been flight tested on Gogo´s Boeing 737 test plane and is performing better than expected. In recent tests, Gogo engineers have been able to stream videos on more than 40 devices simultaneously.

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. It has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.