In-flight entertainment and broadband supplier, Gogo, has won an order from LATAM Airlines, a Brazilian airline for Gogo’s 2Ku satellite-delivered technology.
Gogo says it will fit its equipment into 100 of LATAM’s Airbus A320 aircraft and services will start during the first half of 2018 with installations to be completed during 2019.
“We are delighted to partner with LATAM to bring the industry’s leading inflight connectivity solution to their passengers,” said Michael Small, Gogo’s president/CEO. “2Ku delivers a ground-like internet experience, including the ability to stream video, to passengers on aircraft flying around the world. Importantly, 2Ku’s technology outperforms all competing solutions.”
“We have selected the most modern and innovative in-flight internet technology available in order to offer an unrivalled and diverse onboard experience to our passengers in Brazil. The new service will complement LATAM Entertainment, our wireless entertainment system, and will provide our passengers with the freedom to choose how they want to enjoy their journeys,” said Jerome Cadier, CEO of LATAM Airlines Brazil.
Gogo’s 2Ku technology is installed on more than 350 aircraft today and delivers proven performance of more than 15 Mbps to each passenger device, covering more than 98 per cent of all flight hours around the world with 98 per cent system availability.