MIAMI — Gogo and Air Canada announced today an extension of its current connectivity partnership to include the carrier’s international fleet, starting this fall with the Boeing 777-300ERs.
To date, Air Canada is the only Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity across its entire fleet of narrow-body aircraft in North America.
“Air Canada is pleased to announce it will offer customers the ability to stay connected whenever and wherever they fly by extending in-flight, North American connectivity to its wide-body aircraft flying overseas using satellite technology,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
Under the agreement, Air Canada will begin installing Gogo will provide 2Ku satellite technology on its wide-body fleet. Gogo expects the system to be able to deliver a 70 Mbps downlink to each aircraft once available, and substantially more once newer generation satellites come online.
“This system design will enable Air Canada to continue to deliver industry leading connectivity to its passengers for the foreseeable future” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “The performance of Gogo’s 2Ku technology is unmatched in global aviation today and is built on the concept of an open system with the ability to leverage dozens of Ku-band satellites in orbit” he said.