Delta Air Lines Commits 2Ku to Additional 350 Aircraft

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As revealed on Street Insider, “Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will continue fueling customers with the fastest connectivity experience in the sky by increasing its commitment to 2Ku, Gogo’s (Nasdaq: GOGO) industry-leading in-flight Wi-Fi technology, by at least 350 aircraft. This brings Delta’s total 2Ku commitment to more than 600 aircraft in its mainline fleet.”

This brings Delta Air Lines’ total 2Ku commitments to over 600 aircraft. Timing wise, the article adds, “2Ku installation has already started on Delta’s Boeing 737-800 and Airbus A319 fleets, and additional fleets will be retrofitted with the new system. By the end of 2016, Delta will operate more than 35 aircraft with 2Ku, which offers reduced drag and fuel burn compared to other Wi-Fi systems.

2Ku is next-generation technology that uses dual Ku-band satellite antennas – one receiver for the upward link to the aircraft and the other for the downward, return link to the ground. Delta operates the world’s largest Wi-Fi-equipped fleet, with more than 3,500 connected flights daily, including its entire fleet of 660 domestic mainline aircraft. More than 1,000 Delta aircraft, including nearly all Delta Connection two-class regional jets and 99 percent of its long-haul international fleet are equipped with in-flight Wi-Fi service, offering access to more than 370,000 customers per day.”

Read the complete article on Street Insider.

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