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Success for Gogo in testing global broadband antenna
Today's passengers want exceptional connectivity, even while flying. They look set to get this on private jets with Gogo's Galileo broadband using the HDX antenna on OneWeb's LEO satellite network.
Technicians instal the Gogo Galileo HDX antenna prototype now being used for initial testing on the roof of Gogo's headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado.

Gogo Business Aviation's Galileo global broadband service has completed end-to-end connectivity using the HDX antenna on the fully deployed Eutelsat OneWeb Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network.

Gogo Galileo remains on track for commercial launch later this year.

In February, Gogo received the first fully constructed engineering prototype of the HDX antenna from Hughes Network Systems, which is designed to be small enough to fit on virtually any size business aircraft, and immediately began software integration and validation testing at its Broomfield, Colorado headquarters.

"Gogo Galileo HDX stands to revolutionise business aviation inflight connectivity by delivering a solution fit for aircraft of all sizes, especially small jets, which have limited options today and no broadband options outside North America," says president and COO Sergio Aguirre. "We remain on track to deliver this game-changing technology later this year."

Flight testing with the HDX terminal will begin this summer with certification and commercial launch expected later this year.

"Today's passengers demand exceptional connectivity while travelling, even while flying," says Hughes vice president Reza Rasoulian. "The ability to provide secure and reliable connectivity globally is a critical need in the industry, and Hughes is proud to be a partner in bringing Gogo Galileo to market."

Jason Sperry, head of business aviation for Eutelsat OneWeb, adds: "This successful test of the Gogo Galileo HDX on the Eutelsat OneWeb network is a meaningful milestone and extremely timely ahead of our launch of aviation connectivity services later this year. Our LEO constellation is fully deployed, and we are finalising the ground infrastructure to deliver seamless, low latency and high-performance broadband connectivity to business jets, no matter where they fly."

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