|Gogo to install its connectivity systems in more than 500 aircraft. Photo: Gogo
[Avionics Today 01-26-2015] Gogo has announced that it is on track for record aircraft installs in 2015. The In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) provider will look to complete more than 500 installations in the coming year of it’s more than 1,000 aircraft backlog. Recently announced domestic regional jet agreements and international fleet wins are expected to make up the bulk of the installs for 2015.
In addition to new installs, Gogo is continuing to upgrade previously-installed Air-To-Ground (ATG) systems to its ATG-4 technology. Gogo expects close to half the commercial fleet operating in the U.S., or more than 1,000 aircraft, to be upgraded to the newer technology by the end of 2015.
Gogo expects to bring 500 additional commercial aircraft online by the end of this year, which would bring the total number of commercial aircraft equipped with its connectivity service to more than 2,600. Additionally, the company expects to launch its 2Ku satellite system in the second half of 2015, for which many airlines have already chosen to equip.