Late last month Airbus performed an impressive feat: It flew an A319neo for more than 16 hours as part of the certification process for the type. That same plane, the first customer frame of the A319neo, will soon be delivered to a private owner. When that happens it will also allow for the travelers on board to be online and entertained for any of its trips. Gogo announced today that it will be fitted with the 2Ku inflight connectivity solution as part of the kitting out process.
The plane will be delivered to K5 Aviation in Germany in the coming months. The installation design and system integration will be managed by Fokker Techniek B.V. under its ACJ319 EASA STC, and will be completed at its facilities in Woensdrecht, The Netherlands as part of the green ACJ319neo aircraft VIP completion.
Today’s announcement shows how strongly K5-Aviation believes in our 2Ku system and underscores how well the first two of our 2Ku systems they installed are performing. 2Ku is the best performing connectivity solution in commercial aviation and we are pleased that our customers who fly large business jets are now able to enjoy the same terrific experience.– Sergio Aguirre, President of Gogo Business Aviation
The Gogo 2Ku platform offers high-speed internet connectivity nearly everywhere on the globe; polar regions are excluded. For the flight profiles expected of the ACJ319neo that should mean full coverage on the vast majority of trips.
Our passengers can stay connected virtually anywhere we fly around the globe and they are having an incredible connectivity experience thanks to Gogo’s 2Ku system. The capabilities of Gogo’s 2Ku system and network are unmatched anywhere else in business aviation which allows passengers to do virtually anything online while in flight that they do on the ground. Gogo’s 2Ku system seamlessly integrates with our ultra-modern Alster Aero CMS/IFE system which we have installed on our aircraft to give our passengers an online experience never before seen in aviation.– Luca Madone, K5-Aviation
K5 operates four other A318/319 ACJs and two Bombardier Global Express aircraft today. Two of those ACJs also fly with 2Ku on board. The new ACJ319neo will join the fleet later this summer. The company also has a Global 7500 on order for delivery this year.