Virgin Australia has selected Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) to bring inflight connectivity to its domestic and international services, the company said.
Virgin Australia will begin customer testing of the service using Gogo´s 2Ku technology on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft in April 2017. A full installation of 2Ku across Virgin Australia´s fleet of Boeing 737-800, Airbus A330 and Boeing 777 aircraft is planned following the customer testing period. The technology will leverage Ku satellites provided by Optus Satellite for domestic and New Zealand services and Intelsat and SES for other international flights.
Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) provides broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. The company has partnerships with 17 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on 3,000 commercial aircraft. More than 4,200 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions.
Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer. The company has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.