How Internet Gets Installed on a Plane

I visited gogo inflight internet a couple of weeks ago and saw the technology behind internet in the sky as well as how support gets handled.

One of the presentations included a time lapse video of the actual installation on a plane. That’s not done at gogo’s headquarters so we couldn’t see it being performed live (they do it onsite during maintenance in a matter of hours per plane).

tnooz points to one such video, and it’s a great quick watch.

Here’s a Virgin America aircraft getting equipped with gogo’s latest ‘ATG4’ air-to-ground internet service.

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  1. NSA tap installed at 0:45? Too fast to see. Perhaps they neglected to film that part.

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