Gogo ended the year with 1,296 net commercial aircraft installed with satellite in-flight connectivity (“IFC”). This marks the second consecutive year in which Gogo has installed satellite IFC technology on over 450 aircraft.
As of December 31, 2018, Gogo announced that it had:
- 1,007 aircraft installed and activated with 2Ku technology (categorized as Aircraft Online, or “AOL”);
- 252 aircraft installed and activated with Ku technology (categorized as AOL);
- 37 aircraft have been installed with 2Ku technology but not yet recorded as AOL;
- Approximately 1,000 2Ku aircraft in backlog
“The shift of our global installed fleet to satellite IFC technology combined with our 2Ku availability of approximately 98%, continues to improve our customer’s inflight Wi-Fi experience,” said Oakleigh Thorne, President and CEO of Gogo.
“I am proud of the dedication and high standard of excellence of our engineering teams in solidifying Gogo as a global leader in satellite IFC technology.”
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About the Company
Gogo is the Inflight Internet Company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet, and develop software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by our aviation partners. Once connected, we provide industry leading reliability around the world. You can find Gogo’s products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO and locations across the globe.