MIAMI — In-flight Internet and Entertainment provider Gogo has been selected by Airbus as a lead supplier for is 2Ku global satellite solution, which eventually would be offered as a line-fit option on the A320 and A330 family aircraft, as well as on the A380 program.
According to a statement, the selection announced today would enable operators to place future aircraft orders with Airbus and have Gogo’s 2Ku technology installed at the factory on all major fleet types.
These aircraft will be delivered with the technology already installed and “ready for service on day one.”
“We are proud to be selected as a supplier for Airbus’ high bandwidth connectivity program, and look forward to working with them to provide our industry leading 2Ku solution to their customers,” says Anand Chari, executive vice president and CTO at Gogo. “The selection is acknowledgement of the traction we’ve made with 2Ku in the marketplace. It’s also validation of the long-term viability of this technology and its ability to serve commercial aviation for the foreseeable future.”
Gogo claims that this unique arrangement will allow speeds of up to 70 Mbps today and increase to up to 100 Mbps as next generation satellites are launched.
The company has over 1,500 aircraft commitments to 2Ku with 13 commercial airline customers.