ITASCA, Ill., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announced today that it has received an STC from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) - the aviation authority in Japan - to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity service on Japan Airlines' 777-300 aircraft. The 777-300 is the second aircraft type in JAL's fleet to receive FAA and JCAB approval for installation.
Gogo has partnered with JAL to install connectivity service and Gogo Vision - Gogo's wireless in-flight entertainment service – on JAL's domestic fleet, and the certification is a key milestone in the installation process.
"This is another major milestone for Gogo and a big step forward as we continue our progress on the launch of connectivity services for JAL," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "Navigating the FAA and international regulatory bodies to get various connectivity technologies in the market is no small feat. Gogo is the clear leader when it comes to navigating these regulatory hurdles for the installation of broadband connectivity services and has guided numerous aircraft types and technologies - in both commercial and business aviation - through the Supplemental Type Certificate process."
Gogo is a leading communications service provider to the global aviation industry. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,200 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 700+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and various locations overseas are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.