Delta Air Lines Selects Gogo to Provide Next Generation In-flight Connectivity Technologies on More Than 250 Aircraft
Feb 25, 2015

ITASCA, Ill., Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, announced today that Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) has selected Gogo to outfit Delta's narrowbody aircraft serving long-haul domestic, Latin American and Caribbean routes with Gogo's next generation 2Ku technology.


More than 250 aircraft in Delta's existing fleet are expected to be installed with Gogo's 2Ku technology.  2Ku service is also expected to be installed on new international aircraft when they enter the Delta fleet.

Gogo expects to begin 2Ku installations by 2016 and will continue deploying new technologies to the fleet over several years.  In addition to the 2Ku award, Delta will partner with Gogo in the launch of next generation air to ground technologies for short-haul domestic aircraft flying within the U.S.

"Delta has been a great partner and truly saw the value of a connected fleet very early on. As a result, they now have the largest connected fleet in the world," said Gogo's president and CEO, Michael Small.  "By selecting these new technologies for the fleet, Delta will be able to realize the opportunities that increased capacity will bring to their passengers, crew and airline operations."

Gogo's 2Ku technology is expected to deliver peak speeds of 70 Mbps at launch, which is 20 times the bandwidth of its original air to ground technology.  Gogo expects peak speeds of more than 100 Mbps as spotbeam Ku satellites become available.  More bandwidth will offer Gogo the opportunity to go beyond passenger connectivity and work with Delta on the development of operational applications and services.

"Our agreement to work together to develop applications and services that connect their aircraft and crew to the Internet at all times will help build a more efficient airline over time," added Small. 

About Gogo

Gogo is a leading global aero-communications service provider that offers in-flight Internet, entertainment, text messaging, voice and a host of other communications-related services to the commercial and business aviation markets. Gogo has more than 2,100 commercial aircraft equipped with its services and partnerships with 10 major airlines. More than 6,600 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer.

Gogo has more than 900 employees and is headquartered in Itasca, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas. Connect with us at and

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