[Avionics Today June 13, 2014] Gogo has received certification from the FAA and Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to begin installing a Ku-band satellite-based in-flight connectivity service across Japanese Airlines' (JAL) fleet of Boeing 737-800s. This is the fourth and final certification Gogo has received for JAL's connectivity service, enabling the connected aircraft company to reply its solution across JAL's entire commercial aircraft fleet.
JAL signed an agreement with Gogo in October 2013 to add the service across its fleet of 77 total commercial aircraft. Along with the connectivity service, JAL is also adding Gogo Vision, a wireless In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) service to its fleet.
"The 737-300 is the last piece in the puzzle for JAL. We are already in the install process on several other aircraft types and expect to have a consumer launch on JAL later this summer," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and