American Airways planes will get ViaSat's highly effective WiFi
American Airways is equipping a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX planes with in-flight WiFi aside from Gogo’s. It has inked a cope with California-based mostly firm ViaSat, which additionally supplies web connection to a few of Virgin America’s latest A320 planes. ViaSat guarantees an “at residence” expertise by offering you with a (12 Mbps) connection robust sufficient to stream films and music. It makes use of a excessive-capability satellite tv for pc system, and it is launching one other satellite tv for pc in 2019 to make its connection even quicker. You possibly can’t affirm that velocity on an AA aircraft simply but, although: the one hundred 737 MAX planes the service ordered will not be delivered till September 2017.
In accordance with Chicago Tribune, Gogo’s shares dropped after the partnership was introduced. Nevertheless, regardless of AA’s and Gogo’s tumultuous relationship, they are not utterly breaking apart simply but. American Airways petitioned a district courtroom in February to permit it to ditch Gogo and change to ViaSat. It ended up withdrawing its request, although, and agreed to equip 134 Airbus planes with Gogo’s newer 2Ku WiFi service.