Gogo Receives STC for Boeing 747-400 Aircraft, Moves Closer to International Wi-Fi Service

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Boeing 747-400. Photo: Aero Icarus

[Via Satellite 12-04-13] Gogo’s international connectivity service passed a key milestone by receiving a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to install its Ku-satellite technology on Boeing’s 747-400 aircraft.

Gogo will begin testing the new service immediately and plans to offer the service for customer usage by the first quarter of 2014. The technology will give travelers and crew access to the Internet. The service will also offer passengers Gogo Vision, the company’s wireless in-flight entertainment service.

Currently, Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo-equipped commercial aircraft. Gogo plans to continue installing equipment on 747-400 aircraft throughout 2014, in addition to other international aircraft.

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