Air Canada to Install Gogo 2Ku High-Speed Wi-Fi on Bombardier CS300 Fleet

By Paul Riegler on 9 April 2018
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IMG_0589 (1)Air Canada and Gogo announced a deal that will put Gogo’s high-speed satellite-based Wi-Fi service on its new fleet of Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

The carrier plans to install the in-flight Wi-Fi provider’s 2Ku technology on those aircraft before the plane leaves the Bombardier factory.

“By combining Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity, giving customers the ability to work, be entertained and communicate in-flight, and Bombardier’s next generation aircraft, we will be able to offer our customers a superlative level of onboard service,” said Andrew Yiu, the airline’s vice president of product.

Air Canada has 45 CS300 aircraft currently on order, and has an option for an additional 30.

Gogo’s 2Ku system offers speeds of a minimum of 70 Mbps to the aircraft, seven times faster than Gogo’s fastest air-to-ground network. It uses two Ku-band connections to send and receive data between the plane and an orbiting satellite.

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