Gogo to Install both Satellite and Air to Ground In-Flight Internet Solutions on American Airlines' New A320 and 737 Aircraft
Jan 11, 2013
ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo, a global leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that it will install two in-flight connectivity solutions on American Airlines' new Airbus A320 family and Boeing 737 deliveries: Ku-band satellite and Gogo's next generation Air to Ground technology - ATG-4.
The dual systems will enable the aircraft to provide seamless in-flight internet service on domestic and international flights. Installations will occur as the new aircraft are delivered to American beginning in 2013.
"Installing the two systems helps ensure these aircraft will stay connected wherever they fly, whether they're flying domestically or headed to an international destination," said Gogo's president and CEO, Michael Small. "Gogo's ability to deploy multiple connectivity solutions gives us the flexibility to install the right technology for each individual aircraft regardless of its mission. American's decision to use both solutions is further acknowledgment of the significant advantages of the dual system for an enhanced customer experience."
In addition to American's new A320 family and Boeing 737 aircraft, Gogo was previously selected to outfit existing MD-80 and Boeing 737, 757 and 767 aircraft in American's domestic fleet. Gogo service is currently available on more than 400 American aircraft.
Gogo is fast becoming everyone's favorite part of flying. By allowing travelers to get online, in air, Gogo keeps them connected to life. Using the Gogo exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 1,800 commercial aircraft including all of Delta’s domestic mainline and two class regional jets; all AirTran Airways and Virgin America flights; and select Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and US Airways flights.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 500+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and London are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.