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Gogo Brings 2Ku IFC to Virgin Atlantic

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 18, 2014
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Gogo 2Ku dual antennas
Gogo 2Ku dual antennas. Photo: Gogo

[Avionics Today 09-18-2014] Following swiftly on the heels of Gogo’s recent announcement to provide In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) to Vietnam Airlines, the connectivity company announced it will partner with Virgin Atlantic to offer IFC services on the airline’s existing fleet of aircraft. Virgin Atlantic is the first European airline to partner with Gogo and its global connectivity solution, 2Ku.

According to a statement released by Gogo, the two companies have agreed on principal terms and are currently working to finalize a definitive agreement. Under the agreement, all of Virgin Atlantic's existing aircraft will be retrofitted with the 2Ku solution. The service is expected to launch in mid-2015.

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