Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Highlights – 7/3/17 Edition

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International.

This blog post briefly highlights recent Airborne Retrofit & Modernization news. More in-depth news can be found in Forecast’s E-Market Alerts. Sign up here to receive our World Aerospace and Defense Intelligence Newsletter. To the minute R&M news can also be found via the Forecast R&M twitter account, @MBeresFI. Continue reading

Will the Largest In-Flight Connectivity Deal in China Keep Gogo Dominant?

by Matthew Beres, Airborne Retrofit & Modernization Analyst, Forecast International.

Gogo 2Ku Antenna Source: Gogo

Gogo 2Ku Antenna.  Source: Gogo

Gogo recently made the largest announced in-flight connectivity deal in China, which also happens to be the first airline deal for Gogo in the country.

The agreement with Beijing-based Shareco Technologies will see Gogo’s 2Ku in-flight connectivity technology installed on 50 commercial aircraft for Shareco’s airline partners, including Hainan Airlines and Beijing Capital Airlines.  Gogo will also provide its wireless in-flight entertainment solution, Gogo Vision, for Shareco to install on the aircraft. Continue reading