|American Eagle Embraer 175 regional jet rendering. Photo: American Airlines
[Avionics Today 12-12-2014] American Airlines and Gogo have announced a contract whereby the aviation connectivity provider will deliver in-flight Wi-Fi services to the air carrier’s regional fleet. All of American’s two-class regional jets, nearly 250 aircraft, will have in-flight wireless Internet service installed by 2016.
American currently has nearly 850 aircraft with Gogo’s Air-to-Ground (ATG) and advanced ATG-4 technology. With this installation, the air carrier will have the largest fleet of connected regional jets.
"We're investing in a more competitive and consistent customer experience across our regional, domestic and international network," said Andrew Nocella, American's chief marketing officer. "Adding inflight Wi-Fi to our two-class regional jets will give our customers what they want — comfort, connectivity and a world-class travel experience."