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Gogo to Bring Speedy Connectivity to United Airlines

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 21, 2014
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Passengers using Gogo
Passengers using Gogo. Photo: Gogo

[Avionics Today 11-21-2014] United Airlines has selected Gogo to bring its in-flight Internet service to United'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 United Express aircraft will be the first regional jets in the United States to be outfitted with Gogo's ATG-4, which promises to be three times faster than Gogo’s original ATG service that launched in 2008.

Additionally, United and Gogo have agreed to partner on offering In-Flight Entertainment (IFE) on the regional jet fleet beginning early next year, enabling passengers to watch movies and television shows on their Wi-Fi enabled devices. United also plans to begin a trial of Gogo's 2Ku satellite-based Wi-Fi solution on five of the carrier's aircraft that operate its premium service late next year.

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