Gogo’s high-speed 2Ku connectivity is now live on select Aeromexico Boeing and Embraer aircraft, the company has announced.
The first aircraft to fly with Gogo’s 2Ku technology is an Aeromexico Boeing 737-800 aircraft serving destinations in the Americas. The airline will offer the Gogo 2Ku service free of charge during a limited introductory period.
“This is a groundbreaking milestone for Gogo as it signifies that the 2Ku era has officially taken flight,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “Aeromexico was the first to commit to the service and we couldn’t be more excited to have their passengers be the first to experience this game changing technology.”
Aeromexico has installed the 2Ku system on five of its aircraft so far. The airline also Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment solution, Gogo Vision, on 11 Boeing 737-700 and Embraer aircraft serving Aeromexico’s regional network.
“As Mexico’s global airline, we continue to push the envelope in terms of improving the passenger experience,” said Andres Conesa, Aeromexico’s CEO. “This partnership will bring the best connectivity technology to our passengers so they can stay connected within Mexico and abroad.”
Gogo touts 2Ku technology as future-proofed, compatible with multiple satellite networks, and upgradeable over time without requiring changes to the equipment installed on the aircraft.
“The great news for Aeromexico is they get a leading technology today that will only get better in the near future as newer high-throughput satellites come online,” added Small.
Last week Gogo announced that the IAG Group had opted to equip Aer Lingus, British Airways, and Iberia long-haul aircraft with Gogo’s 2Ku technology and that Delta had more than doubled its commitment to install the equipment on its fleet of aircraft.