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UPDATE: American Airlines Drops Suit Against Internet Provider Gogo

Photo by Jim Mumaw
Photo by Jim Mumaw
Photo by Jim Mumaw

American Airlines still wants its customers to experience faster in-flight Internet service. Gogo, which currently provides that service, might continue in that role. What won’t happen – for now, at least – is litigation.

As reported on Avgeekery.com, last week AA filed a lawsuit against Gogo but Monday the airline announced it had withdrawn the suit. American originally filed the suit to announce it intended it to enforce a contract clause with Gogo.

To avoid litigation, Gogo said it wouldn’t oppose American’s desire to seek competing offers of faster WiFi on its 200 aircraft.

Gogo, the largest in-flight wireless provider in the country with nearly 9,000 aircraft, said it will submit a bid to install its latest satellite-based system on the 737s which American says have the slowest WiFi.

Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.