American Airlines has selected Gogo to begin installing its air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity service on 30 new Bombardier CRJ900 NextGen regional jets, which will be delivered to the carrier starting this month.
The US major is not the first to fit its regional jets with Gogo’s ATG service; Delta Connection offers the service on its two-class RJs.
The additional connected aircraft at American will build on the more than 850 aircraft in American’s fleet that are currently equipped with Gogo’s Internet services, says Gogo in a statement.
“American Airlines was the first commercial airline to launch connectivity service with Gogo, and we are excited to continue to build on our longstanding relationship with American by extending Wi-Fi service to passengers flying on its new regional jets,” adds Gogo president and CEO, Michael Small.
American currently has Gogo’s ATG and ATG-4 service installed on its aircraft. The carrier is fitting its long-haul, international fleet with Panasonic Avionics’ Ku-band connectivity solution.