Join our
LinkedIn Group


Supplier Spotlight

News

Air China trials wireless IFE from Gogo

Air China is trialling Gogo’s wireless IFE solution. The first live trial was conducted on 15 November on a commercial Boeing 737 travelling from Beijing to Chengdu, China. Live trials are expected to continue through the first quarter of 2012.

“We are excited to bring Gogo’s wireless IFE system to Air China and look forward to working with them on providing affordable entertainment options to their passengers,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and chief executive officer. “As the first international air carrier to offer Gogo’s IFE equipment, this represents a significant milestone for Gogo and for Air China.”

“Gogo has a proven track record of providing wireless solutions to the aviation industry and currently is the only company to have a wireless IFE solution in market and available to consumers,” said Zhang Yang, Air China’s assistant president. “We look forward to working with them as we become the first Chinese air carrier to leverage their equipment to bring a wireless entertainment option to our passengers.”

Gogo says its wireless IFE system can be installed on an aircraft overnight. Using Gogo’s exclusive network and services, passengers with laptops and other WiFi-enabled devices can get online on all domestic AirTran Airways, Virgin America and Alaska Airlines flights, on all domestic mainline Delta flights and on select Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and US Airways flights.


MORE NEWS

Click here  AIM Altitude develops autonomous lighting control

Click here  ST Aerospace establishes seating joint venture

Click here  Xiamen orders overhead IFE and maps from Rockwell Collins

Click here  Sekisui SPI to set up 14th extrusion line

Click here  Finnair invests US$33m in wi-fi, launching with A350

Click here  Estonian Air boxes clever with wi-fi

Click here  New technology enables onboard Bitcoin payments

Click here  Acquisition boosts Rockwell Collins' cabin wi-fi capability

Click here  Winter amenities for SWISS business pax

Click here  Emirates invests GB£13.4m in crew training

Click here  All-German amenity kits onboard Airberlin

Click here  Passenger compensation ruling could "drag industry to its knees"

Click here  Positive tests for Honeywell JetWave hardware on GX network

Click here  Upgraded dining for Qantas economy pax

Click here  Intelsat and Phasor collaborate on Ku-band for small aircraft

Click here  Vueling is first European LCC to offer connectivity

Click here  Industry showdown at the Crystal Cabin Awards

Click here  Google Flights now shows inflight amenities of all flights

Click here  Great snakes! Brussels reveals a Tintin shark submarine!

Click here  Global Eagle and SES sign satellite capacity deals

Click here  Panasonic teams up with Hunter for Canadian Ku-band

Click here  Hot topic: Fire on KLM flight brings battery safety to the fore

Click here  Folding economy seats are about to become a reality

Click here  BA seeks female engineers for Cabin Appearance programs

Click here  Air China pax can enjoy inflight conferences

Click here  Has SITA solved lost baggage woes?

Click here  Icelandair upgrades floorpath systems

Click here  OneWeb signs MOU with Honeywell for inflight connectivity

Click here  Virgin Atlantic engineers trial wearable technology

Click here  Hawaiian upgrades island-hopping fleet

Click here  Singapore Girl immortalised in wax

Click here  Brazilians love their mobiles – and have airline expectations

Click here  Delta and Gogo announce major wi-fi upgrades

Click here  SAS reveals innovative A330 interiors

Click here  Thermoplastic fantastic: Sekisui SPI opens third facility

Click here  The American Dream(liner) revealed

Click here  JAL SKY wi-fi extended to B767-300ERs & B787-8s

Click here  SWISS continues A320 business class refurb

Click here  Panasonic ties up with Intertrust for eXW DRM

Click here  EVA commissions album cover artist for meal service

Click here  How the split-up of Lufthansa Systems will work


View more news stories

 

 

SEARCH THE SITE

   Sort by: relevance most recent

Read Latest Issue

Read Latest Issue
Read Latest Issue

Web Exclusives

The burning hot dilemma of batteries brought on board: how can the aviation industry solve a problem it neither caused nor controls?
Click here to read more

The next generation of IFE displays will offer passengers an array of astonishing blockbuster capabilities
Click here to read more

How open platforms can ease complexity, cost and timeline to onboard wireless
Click here to read more

From manufacturers to MROs, vacuum capture of composite dust, FOD and particulate at the source is enhancing safety, quality and production
Click here to read more

For the E-Jet E2, the second generation of Embraer's E-Jet, the airframer has gone all-out on the cabin design, creating a modular and easily customizable design with several innovations
Click here to read more


Supplier Spotlight

Supplier SpotlightClick here for listings and information on leading suppliers covering all aspects of the aircraft interiors industry. Want to see your company included? Contact simon.hughes@ukipme.com for more details.

Submit your industry opinion

Industry BlogDo you have an opinion you'd like to share with the aircraft interiors community? Good or bad, we'd like to hear your views and opinions on the leading issues shaping the industry. Share your comments by sending up to 500 words to adam.gavine@ukipme.com

Submit Your Recruitment Ad

Recruitment AdTo send us your recruitment advertising or to receive information on placing a banner please email simon.hughes@ukipme.com