Gogo has received an STC from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity service on Japan Airlines’ Boeing 767-300 aircraft. The 767-300 is the third aircraft type in JAL’s fleet to receive FAA and JCAB approval for installation.
Gogo has partnered with JAL to install connectivity service and Gogo Vision – Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment service – on JAL’s domestic fleet and the certification is a key milestone in the installation process.
“We are in the install process on several aircraft and expect to have a consumer launch on JAL this summer,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president and CEO. “Gogo is the clear leader when it comes to navigating the regulatory hurdles for the installation of broadband connectivity services and has guided numerous aircraft types and technologies – in both commercial and business aviation – through the Supplemental Type Certificate process.”
Gogo now holds more than 60 STCs for broadband connectivity services covering numerous commercial aircraft types and Gogo’s ATG, ATG-4 and Ku-satellite band technologies. Gogo is in the process of securing an STC for JAL’s B737-800 aircraft, which is the last STC needed to install its systems on JAL’s entire domestic fleet.