FAA Certifies Gogo to Install Ku-band equipment on Airbus A330
[Via Satellite 03-19-2014] Gogo has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Agency to install its Ku-band satellite equipment on Airbus A330 aircraft. This is Gogo’s second STC for its Ku-band satellite service on Delta Air Lines, following a previous FAA certification to install its Ku-band equipment on Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
“This is another major milestone for Gogo and clears another hurdle in the process of outfitting Delta’s international fleet with Wi-Fi,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO.
Gogo is in the final phases of customer testing on Delta’s 747-400 aircraft. The company is planning to complete all installations for the full 747-400 fleet by the middle of 2014. The newly issued A330 STC, allows Gogo and Delta to begin initial testing on their A330 fleet before the service goes live to consumers. Gogo expects to install its Ku-band connectivity service on Delta’s entire international fleet by the end of 2015.