Operator K5-Aviation has opted for Gogo’s 2Ku system for the third time. The system will be installed on a green ACJ319neo that is undergoing completion at Fokker Techniek’s facility in Woensdrecht, the Netherlands. The completion center will manage the installation design and system integration under its ACJ319 EASA STC. The project is scheduled to be completed in summer 2019. This is the first ACJ319neo to be fitted with the system.
“Today’s announcement shows how strongly K5-Aviation believes in our 2Ku system and underscores how well the first two of our 2Ku systems they installed are performing,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. “2Ku is the best performing connectivity solution in commercial aviation and we are pleased that our customers who fly large business jets are now able to enjoy the same terrific experience.”
“Our passengers can stay connected virtually anywhere we fly around the globe and they are having an incredible connectivity experience thanks to Gogo’s 2Ku system,” said Luca Madone of K5-Aviation. “The capabilities of Gogo’s 2Ku system and network are unmatched anywhere else in business aviation, which allows passengers to do virtually anything online while in flight that they do on the ground. Gogo’s 2Ku system seamlessly integrates with our ultra-modern Alster Aero CMS/IFE system, which we have installed on our aircraft to give our passengers an online experience never before seen in aviation.”
“We’ve installed and certified the Gogo 2Ku technology successfully on two of our completed Airbus VIP aircraft and the EASA STC has greatly enhanced our business,” said Johan van Dorst, director of sales for Fokker Techniek. “Having access to the internet, plus being connected and available, is critical for passengers, and the demand for bandwidth will only increase. We are proud to be able to provide our customers with an excellent connectivity experience.”
Gogo’s 2Ku technology delivers peak antenna speeds of 70Mbps. For business aviation, that means live video conferencing, fast internet browsing and streaming video. 2Ku is designed to take advantage of innovations happening in space and is compatible with newer high-throughput and other anticipated satellites, which means that the technology and user experience can continue to improve without the need for invasive changes to the aircraft.
2Ku is a dual antenna system developed by Gogo to bring global streaming-capable internet to large aircraft. The technology benefits from global coverage and the redundancy of more than 100 satellites in the Ku-band. Gogo has more than 1,100 2Ku aircraft online and a backlog of approximately 900 2Ku aircraft across 18 airlines.