Big news out of our business aviation division today with the announcement of our first private aviation installation of Gogo’s 2Ku connectivity solution. The first so called VVIP installation is on an Airbus ACJ319 owned by European company K5-Aviation. The ACJ319 is the business aviation version of the popular Airbus A319.
K5 operates a fleet of private jets, including 3 ACJ319’s, a Bombardier Global Express and a Bombardier Global XRS. The physical installation was performed by Fokker Services BV in The Netherlands.
“This is a great day for K5-Aviation because it brings Gogo’s newest technology to our cabin which means our passengers can stay connected almost anywhere we fly around the globe,” said Luca Madone of K5-Aviation. “Productivity during flight will increase with 2Ku, which will allow our passengers to drive their business forward even when traveling. They will also have the ability to live stream news, entertainment and sporting events.”
“We see it as a great opportunity because we installed and certified the Gogo 2Ku technology in one of our completed Airbus VIP aircraft,” said Johan van Dorst, director of sales for Fokker Services B.V. “Having an EASA STC available for Airbus ACJ’s will greatly enhance our business, as well as Gogo’s.”
2Ku is quickly becoming one of the fastest selling in-flight connectivity solutions, currently installed on over 170 aircraft, with a total of over 1600 total aircraft awarded. During our recent investor and media demo day, we showcased how 2Ku is capable of streaming video and delivering speeds previously unheard of for aviation.