Today we’re announcing some exciting news from our Gogo Vision team. Gogo Vision is the leading wireless in-flight entertainment product for commercial aviation, allowing passengers to stream movies and television shows to their own devices from a server on the aircraft.
Until now, Gogo Vision was only available as part of our connectivity product, but today we’re happy to announce that we have received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA to install Gogo Vision on commercial aircraft with or without connectivity. This means airlines will be able to add a large variety of movies and television shows to their on-board entertainment, giving passengers the ability to watch this content on their own iPad, Android tablet, laptop or mobile phone.
Gogo Vision uses our onboard servers (seen above) to store movies, and we have a unique system in place that allows the content to be regularly updated. For airlines, Gogo Vision offers a light weight, low cost alternative to seat back solutions.
Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief commercial officer: “We see this as an important enhancement to the Gogo Vision product as it allows us to provide the service without necessarily having connectivity on the aircraft, We definitely have seen demand for the standalone version of this product.”
Some of Alaska Airline’s Gogo Vision equipped aircraft will be configured this way and the service will launch later this year. Globally, Gogo has more than 1500 commercial aircraft on four major airlines equipped with the Gogo Vision Product.
To learn more about Gogo Vision, visit our dedicated information site.