There’s a lot of early breaking news from Aircraft Interiors Expo, but we’ll look at Wi-Fi first, with Air Canada selecting GoGo 2Ku for its inflight wifi connectivity.
The 2Ku equipment will be installed as a line-fit option at the factory and integrated into the planes. The agreement covers 45 planes that are currently on order. 30 additions frames are being held as option by Air Canada.
Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s president and CEO on the offering of 2Ku to Air Canada states:
“Air Canada was the first in Canada to deploy the service on their entire mainline fleet of aircraft. They have been at the forefront of technology adoption and we are excited to deploy 2Ku on additional aircraft,”
In addition, in regarding to line-fitting the antennas
“We also are excited to work with Bombardier to have this technology installed at the factory.”
Andrew Yiu, Vice President of Product at Air Canada states
“At Air Canada, we continually seek to elevate the travel experience. By combining Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity, giving customers the ability to work, be entertained and communicate in-flight, and Bombardier’s next generation aircraft, we will be able to offer our customers a superlative level of onboard service,”
The Bombardier C Series aircraft will enter the Air Canada fleet in December 2019.
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