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Gogo Partners with Atlas Air to Certify Gogo Galileo IFC Solution for European Market

By Abbey Weltman | April 1, 2024

Cessna CitationJet CJ1+ Atlas Air Service AG will be using to secure the first European STC for the Gogo Galileo HDX terminal.

Gogo Business Aviation is partnering with Atlas Air Service AG to develop a European Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Gogo Galileo HDX antenna. The STC modifications will be applied to the Cessna CitationJet series of light jet aircraft and the Embraer Phenom 300.

Gogo Galileo is the in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution for business aircraft that will operate on the Eutelsat OneWeb Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network.

The STC for the Phenom 300 and CitationJet is being developed through the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The STCs will cover more than 2,600 total aircraft in operation, comprising more than 1,850 CitationJets and 750 Phenom 300s. Atlas Air Service will focus its initial STC on the Cessna Citation 525 series of aircraft including the CJ series at the beginning of April, with hardware installations expected this summer.

“For many years our customers have been asking for a small and affordable broadband solution for their aircraft. We wanted to be among the first to partner with Gogo to develop these STCs and bring true broadband inflight Wi-Fi for every segment of business aviation,” said Radu Grigore, deputy director of MRO Commercial for Atlas Air Service AG.

This comes soon after Gogo’s Galileo global broadband service completed an end-to-end connectivity  demonstration using the HDX antenna. Gogo anticipates flight testing with the prototype HDX terminal will begin this summer.