Gogo Wins First Chinese In-Flight Connectivity Contract

Inflight wi-fi connectivity specialist Gogo has signed an agreement with Beijing-based Shareco Technologies to install its 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology on 50 aircraft operated by carriers including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.

Inflight wi-fi connectivity specialist Gogo has signed an agreement with Beijing-based Shareco Technologies to install its 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology on 50 aircraft operated by carriers including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.

The deal is said to be the largest Chinese in-flight connectivity contract as well as Gogo’s first in the country.

Gogo president and CEO Michael Small said the agreement will help to ensure that Shareco is at the “leading edge of in-flight connectivity technology”.

After signing the deal, Gogo and Shareco will now work on gaining necessary regulatory approvals to install in-flight connectivity on the aircraft, with the aim of fitting 50 of the aircraft with the technology within two years.

TAGS: Asia Pacific
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