AeroSat to provide Airborne Satcom systems to Gogo
AMHERST, N.H., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — AeroSat Avionics, a leader in aviation communications solutions, announced today that Gogo will use the AeroSat HR6400 satellite communication system to extend its in-flight connectivity coverage map beyond the United States to include the most popular international routes and destinations. The initial service expansion will rely upon existing satellites currently in service.
AeroSat has been designing and manufacturing satellite communications solutions for aircraft for nearly 15 years. “AeroSat is proud to leverage our experience to provide Gogo with a communications system that delivers unsurpassed performance,” said AeroSat CEO, Dennis Ferguson.
AeroSat will deliver the fully integrated HR6400 Ku-band satcom system. This system provides all the components from the radome through the modem. Outside the aircraft, the system interfaces with Ku-band satellites. Internally, the system provides an Ethernet interface to Gogo’s onboard systems. The combined system provides a worldwide solution for the connected traveler. Gogo expects to begin HR6400 installations on commercial aircraft as soon as the fourth quarter of 2012.
Ferguson added, “AeroSat has delivered more than 380 airborne antenna systems for corporate, commercial and military aircraft operating off Ku-band satellites in every region of the world. We’re very excited about the addition of Gogo as a customer.”
AeroSat keeps passengers connected, regardless of where they fly. For more than a decade, the company has been developing aviation communications solutions for commercial aircraft and business jets that provide global broadband connectivity and television services for passengers and crew. The company’s innovative satellite communications systems enable aircraft to connect to the Internet whether in-flight or at the gate, affordably maintaining high-speed broadband connections in every region of the world. Connect with AeroSat at www.aerosat.com.
CONTACT: Bill McNary, V.P. Business Development, AeroSat