Gogo reaches connectivity milestones

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Gogo has secured customers to outfit more than 400 aircraft with its Ku-band satellite internet technology, which includes unannounced airlines in addition to commitments from American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

American will start to receive Airbus A319, A321 and Boeing 737-800 aircraft with the Ku-technology starting in July. It has a order for 130 A319s and A321s. American's 737-800 aircraft delivered after that time will feature both types of connectivity.

Delta is the launch customer for the Ku-band service and will start installing the system on its international, long haul fleet starting in 2013. That fleet is comprised of more than 150 Boeing 777, 767, 747, Airbus A330 and transoceanic Boeing 757s.

In addition, operators have now installed its next-generation air-to-ground ATG-4 system on 100 aircraft, up from the 25 it announced in November. American's new deliveries will have ATG-4 installed along with Ku-band internet. The standard ATG solution is on more than 1,700 aircraft.

The connectivity provider has outfitted more than 300 American, Delta and US Airways aircraft with Gogo Vision, which uses a server to stream wireless content to passengers' personal electronic devices. It expects to install more than 1,500 aircraft with the service by the end of 2015.