May 8 2014  |  Inflight Entertainment

Gogo gets government go-aheads for JAL 777s

By Rick Lundstrom

Gogo has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) to install its Ku-satellite based connectivity service on Japan Airlines' 777-300. 

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 the airline’s domestic fleet

"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 in today’s announcement. "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."

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