Gogo Partners, Airbus Corporate Jet Centre to install 2Ku technology on A350 aircraft

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) has partnered with Airbus subsidiary´s Airbus Corporate Jet Centre (ACJC) to install, on retrofit basis, its ground-breaking in-flight connectivity technology — 2Ku — on new Airbus A350 aircraft.

Until now, only first-generation gimbaled antennas have been available for the A350. Under this new agreement, airlines may elect to add Gogo´s 2Ku system to the A350 on a retrofit basis with a factory authorized installation from ACJC.

Delta Air Lines will be the first customer for such installation and expects delivery of its first 2Ku-equipped A350 in 2017. Additionally, Delta will be the first US airline to launch domestic 2Ku service as its first narrow-body aircraft takes flight later this month.

With more than two decades of experience, Gogo provides in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. It has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.