10 April 2014
Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO) said that it plans on rolling out Wi-Fi on Air Canada´s entire North American fleet in May.
The agreement also provides for future type-testing of Gogo satellite solutions for Wi-Fi on international flights. The international trials will take place in 2015.
Air Canada presently has two Wi-Fi-equipped Airbus 319 aircraft that are now operating in Canada and the US. The carrier plans to begin outfitting its remaining Airbus A319, A320 and A321 narrow-body and Embraer 190 fleet types, as well as its Air Canada Express CRJ-705 and Embraer 175 aircraft, with Gogo´s air-to-ground and next generation ATG-4 technologies.
The installations are to begin in May, with the goal of equipping 29 aircraft in 2014 and a targeted completion date of December 2015 for the designated 130 narrow-body aircraft. The 2Ku and Global Xpress satellite trials are expected to take place on select international aircraft in 2015.
Gogo is a leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo´s exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. Its website is at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.