Gogo sees higher passenger Wi-Fi use; ADS-B deadline is IFC headwind; says IS-29e satellite failure shows Ku- advantage

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — In-flight connectivity provider Gogo Inc. reported increased passenger take-up rates on commercial flights but said last-minute U.S. airline purchases of ADS-B aircraft surveillance gear to meet a regulatory deadline had slowed IFC installations on U.S. business aircraft.

Gogo also pointed to the recent failure of the Intelsat 29e satellite as evidence of the inherent superiority of Ku-band and its large installed base of satellites compared to Ka-band.

In a May 9 investor call, Gogo Chief Executive . . .

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