As the temperatures here in Chicago slowly crawl up to springtime levels, things on the 2Ku installation side show no signs of slowing down. Across the 12 global sites where we install 2Ku, we’ve managed to bring the total number of planes equipped with our revolutionary global broadband system to 127. As always, if you need a refresher on what 2Ku means, visit this handy blog post or this recent review of the service.
In addition to the extensive engineering achievements of getting 2Ku installed on planes, we’re also putting a lot of work into testing future enhancements to the service. These enhancements include tests of our next generation modem technology. These tests are taking place on our flying test lab, “Jimmy Ray” – or N321GG. In the photo above, you’ll see Gogo engineers looking at live test data as we fly with some of this new equipment. Initial results from these flights have been very positive, and we’ll have more to share on that very soon.
As we get more and more planes up and running with 2Ku, we are also starting to see more feedback from customers who got to experience what 2Ku has to offer – streaming capable speeds with truly global coverage. Gogo partner airlines AeroMexico, Delta and Gol are all flying with 2Ku today, and other airlines soon to fly with the service include Air Canada, British Airways, Air France and Virgin Atlantic.
My first time using @gogo 2ku wifi and I’m impressed, streaming with ease
— Brett Snyder (@crankyflier) February 16, 2017
— Paul Thompson (@FlyingPhotog) February 15, 2017