Air Canada has chosen Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity solution for its new Bombardier CS300 aircraft.

The technology will be installed as a line-fit option at Canada’s Bombardier factory. “Air Canada was the first in Canada to deploy the service on their entire mainline fleet of aircraft. They have been at the forefront of technology adoption and we are excited to deploy 2Ku on additional aircraft,” said Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s president and CEO. “We also are excited to work with Bombardier to have this technology installed at the factory.”

“At Air Canada, we continually seek to elevate the travel experience. 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, vice-president of product at Air Canada.

The airline has 45 CS300 aircraft on order with an option for an additional 30. It also has over 170 narrow and widebody aircraft committed to the technology.

More than 2,000 aircraft are slated to be installed with Gogo’s 2Ku technology, says the company, with more than 650 aircraft flying with the technology at present.

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