Delta signs up for Gogo's international wi-fi service

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Delta Air Lines will outfit Gogo's Ku band inflight wi-fi service on its fleet of international long-haul aircraft, starting in 2013.

Gogo, which currently offers its air-to-ground service in the US, revealed its plans to offer satellite-delivered Ku band connectivity for transatlantic flights on 18 June.

Delta's long-haul international fleet includes more than 150 aircraft made up of Boeing 777s, Boeing 767s, Boeing 747s, Airbus A330s and transoceanic Boeing 757s.

Delta currently offers Gogo air-to-ground service in the US. The airline flies more than 800 wi-fi equipped aircraft and plans to increase that number to 1,000 by 2015, when it completes the international Ku installations.

Gogo has a memorandum of understanding with satellite operator SES for Ku band capacity on its multi-beam satellites in the US, Europe and the region over the Atlantic Ocean. AeroSat Avionics is providing its HR6400 broadband system to support the new service.