Gogo gains approvals to ramp up 777-200 wi-fi installations

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Gogo has received approvals from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to ramp up satellite wi-fi installations on Japan AirlinesBoeing 777-200 aircraft.

The flag carrier had 15 777-200s in its fleet at the end of September, its website shows. The airline is installing the satellite connectivity on 77 domestic 777, 767 and 737 aircraft and has said it is preparing for a third-quarter launch.

Japan Airlines is also installing the Gogo Vision in-flight entertainment platform, which allows passengers to view content on their personal devices.

In December, Gogo received the first supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for its Ku-band satellite internet on Boeing 747-400 aircraft.