Japan Transocean Air picks Gogo 2Ku

Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said that JTA is the latest airline to select 2Ku, Gogo´s next generation connectivity solution.

JTA, a member of the Japan Airlines group, has awarded its new 737-800 aircraft to Gogo for installation of Gogo´s 2Ku in-flight connectivity solution. In addition, passengers on these aircraft will receive Gogo´s wireless in-flight entertainment service — Gogo Vision.

Gogo is several weeks into flight testing of 2Ku and the tests completed to date have exceeded expectations. The flight tests have demonstrated that 2Ku can deliver more bandwidth at less cost than gimbaled satellite antennae used on aircraft today.

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 partnerships with 11 major commercial airlines and is now installed on nearly 2,400 commercial aircraft. The company has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.