Virgin Australia outlines process for 2Ku Gogo system installation on 777 fleet

    Virgin Australia, via its official blog, stated (30-Jul-2018) for each of its Boeing 777 aircraft, approximately 17km of wiring is installed for the 2Ku Gogo system, which enables inflight WiFi access on services across the Pacific. There are six wireless points on each 777, whereas there are four wireless points on the carrier’s smaller 737 aircraft. A typical install is approximately 900 hours of labour. This is comprised of two nine person engineering teams, working four shifts each (four days and four nights to install). These 18 staff comprise structural, avionic and mechanical engineers. Approximately 65% of the total WiFi implementation on each 777 aircraft was related to the installation of the antennae, associated structural work and radome. [more – original PR]