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Gogo Breaks in to Chinese Airspace

By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 15, 2016
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Gogo test aircraft. Photo: Gogo

[Avionics Today 08-15-2016] Gogo has received regulatory approval from Chinese regulatory bodies through the company’s local partner, China Telecom Satellite to offer In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services on international flights operating in and out of China starting in October. Gogo will work with China Telecom Satellite to deliver the connectivity services.

“For passengers on Gogo-equipped flights currently flying into China, this means they will be able to enjoy seamless service once they reach Chinese air space,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small.

Gogo currently has one unnamed international airline partner operating with service to China, and has signed a term sheet with Beijing-based Shareco Technologies to install their satellite-based 2Ku IFC technology on 50 commercial aircraft for Shareco’s airline partners, including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines. In addition to IFC, Gogo will also provide its wireless in-flight entertainment solution, Gogo Vision, for Shareco to install on these aircraft.

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