Above: The 2Ku antenna, now operational on board select Aeromexico B737s. The technology earned a runner-up place in the 2016 Crystal Cabin Awards – see HERE
April 25, 2016 – The wait for Gogo’s 2Ku inflight connectivity technology is over, with Aeromexico being the first airline to offer the service to passengers. The landmark first aircraft to fly with 2Ku is a Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior – one of five currently fitted with the systems, with more to follow – serving destinations in the Americas.
“This is a groundbreaking milestone for Gogo as it signifies that the 2Ku era has officially taken flight,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “Aeromexico was the first to commit to the service and we couldn’t be more excited to have their passengers be the first to experience this game-changing technology.”
Access to the 2Ku service will be free on Aeromexico for a limited time. In addition to 2Ku, Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment solution, Gogo Vision, is now flying on 11 Boeing 737-700 and Embraer aircraft flying across Aeromexico’s regional network.
“As Mexico’s global airline, we continue to push the envelope in terms of improving the passenger experience,” said Andres Conesa, Aeromexico’s CEO. “This partnership will bring the best connectivity technology to our passengers so they can stay connected within Mexico and abroad.”
Gogo’s 2Ku technology is compatible with multiple satellite networks, which means the technology will be upgradeable over time without having to modify the aircraft. “The great news for Aeromexico is they get a leading technology today that will only get better in the near future as newer high-throughput satellites come online,” added Small.