|United Airlines flight. Photo: Wikipedia
[Avionics Today 10-16-2014] Gogo has been selected by United Airlines to bring in-flight Internet service to it’s two-cabin regional jet fleet. Installation of Wi-Fi services, which will involve more than 200 aircraft, is expected to begin later this year. The airline intends to install Gogo's ATG-4 advanced air-to-ground Wi-Fi solution on E170, E175 and CRJ700 aircraft and to complete planned installations by next summer.
Additionally, the companies have agreed to partner on offering In-flight Entertainment (IFE) on two-cabin regional jets, beginning early next year, enabling passengers to watch movies and television shows on their personal Wi-Fi enabled devices.
Along with regional jet Wi-Fi and personal device entertainment, late next year, United plans to begin a trial of Gogo's 2Ku satellite Wi-Fi on five aircraft. These aircraft currently offer Gogo's ATG-4 product.