K5-Aviation is Gogo´s (NASDAQ: GOGO) first 2Ku business aviation customer in Europe, the company said.
The first airframe in business aviation that will fly with Gogo´s 2Ku technology is an Airbus ACJ319 operated by K5-Aviation, an operator of ACJ aircraft, based in Germany.
Fokker Services B.V. managed the 2Ku installation design and system integration including the EASA STC. Installation was performed at its facilities in Hoogerheide, The Netherlands.
2Ku is a unique dual antenna system developed by Gogo to bring global streaming-capable Internet to large aircraft.
Gogo provides in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business aircraft around the world. The company has partnerships with 17 commercial airlines and is now installed on more than 3,000 commercial aircraft. More than 7,000 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions. Gogo has more than 1,100 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with additional facilities in Broomfield, Colo., and various locations overseas.
Germany-based K5-Aviation currently operates three Airbus ACJ319 and two Bombardier Global Express aircraft worldwide, with one more ACJ319neo and one Global 7000 on order for delivery in 2019.
Fokker Services B.V. is a company of GKN Aerospace and is involved in Boeing 737 series as well as Airbus 320 family aircraft transfer activities including heavy maintenance. The company specializes in green aircraft completions, conversions and refurbishments, both for the VIP and the Special Mission market. Fokker Services B.V. has facilities throughout the Netherlands, Singapore, and the US.