Gogo Business Aviation (Booth U95), one of the largest providers of airborne broadband connectivity, announced Monday at EBACE 2019 that it has released a third high-speed 2Ku broadband system for installation on German large-cabin charter operator K5-Aviation's newest ACJ319neo. K5-Aviation has assigned the installation design and system integration tasks to Fokker Techniek under its ACJ319 EASA STC, with the actual installation work being performed in Woensdrecht in the Netherlands as part of a green ACJ319neo VIP completion program. K-5 Aviation is now operating two other ACJ319s with the 2Ku Gogo broadband connectivity.
"Our passengers can stay connected virtually anywhere we fly around the globe and they are having incredible connectivity experiences with the Gogo 2Ku system," said Luca Madone of K-5 Aviation. "Gogo's 2Ku system seamlessly integrates with our Alster Aero CMS/IFE system that we have installed on our aircraft."
The 2Ku system uses a dual antena system developed by Gogo specifically for internet streaming on large aircraft. A constellation of 100 Ku-band satellites iprovides both global coverage and redundancy. Peak aircraft antenna speeds are 70 Mbps, which permits live video conferencing, video streaming and internet browsing with little, if any, latency. The system is flexible and upgradable as future improvements are developed.
"Today's announcement of a new install shows how strongly K-5 Aviation believes in our 2Ku system and underscores how well the first two of our systems installed in their jets are performing," said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. Gogo has more than 1,100 2Ku aircraft online and has a backlog of approximately 900 2Ku aircraft across 18 of the largest airlines worldwide. According to Gogo, the system remains one of the most successful in-flight connectivity products they have developed.