Gogo Business Aviation Expands Cockpit and DatalinkService Offerings
Enhanced service offerings provide single-source activations, support and billing for business aviation customers
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – May 18, 2015 [European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition] – Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading provider of in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions to the global aero market, will soon add a new suite of services from Honeywell’s Global Data Center (GDC) to its business aviation portfolio. The program will expand Gogo’s capabilities as a complete, “nose-to-tail” communications provider in the business aviation market. Expanding Gogo’s service offering to include Honeywell’s GDC services will provide its customers the convenience of single-source activation, support and unified monthly billing. The additional Honeywell services include Inmarsat Classic Aero (voice and data services) along with a variety of flight planning, datalink, graphical cockpit and weather information, flight following and concierge services.
Gogo is unique in that it offers one of the business aviation market’s widest selections of in-flight voice and data services, which now include Gogo Biz, SwiftBroadband, Classic Aero, Swift64 and Iridium – in addition to terrestrial 3G/4G service.
Today’s announcement is part of a larger initiative at Gogo Business Aviation as the company continues to expand its monthly voice and data airtime services. The company offers a full range of easy-to-understand plans along with a suite of tools and support services that help customers monitor and manage their monthly usage. Special discounts are offered for bundled services and customers that operate multiple aircraft.
John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager, said, “Airtime and support services are an important and rapidly-expanding part of our business. Today’s announcement will expand the services available to our customers and provide the convenience of a single point of contact for activations, support and monthly billing.” Michael Edmonds, vice president, Marketing and Product Management, Honeywell Aerospace, added, “Gogo’s collaboration with Honeywell will bring valuable flight services directly to aircraft owners, operators, and pilots. When combined with global connectivity, these services enable around-the-clock communication, route optimization, and crew productivity that save time and money.”
Gogo offers business aircraft operators a wide range of equipment, monthly service and support for in-flight connectivity and entertainment services. As technology continues to advance, business aircraft operators are increasingly employing multiple integrated services aboard a single aircraft to meet their needs. Availability of Gogo’s expanded cockpit and datalink services from Honeywell’s GDC is expected to begin later this year.
More information about the company’s voice and data service offerings is available by visiting business.gogoair.com. For personal assistance, aircraft operators anywhere in the world are invited to contact Kristi Glassmann at +1.303.301.3448 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gogo is a leading global aero-communications service provider that offers in-flight Internet, entertainment, text messaging, voice and a host of other communications-related services to the commercial and business aviation markets. Gogo has more than 2,100 commercial aircraft equipped with its services on eight major airlines. More than 6,600 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer. Gogo has more than 800 employees and is headquartered in Itasca, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com and business.gogoair.com
About Gogo Business Aviation
Gogo Business Aviation, formerly known as Aircell, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment, services and support to the business aviation market. Through a full range of capabilities including Internet, voice, entertainment, cockpit data and more, the company increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. An AS9100-certified company, Gogo Business Aviation serves a global customer base and has an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans six continents. The only company to offer all three of business aviation’s most popular network technologies – Gogo Biz®, SwiftBroadband and Iridium – it offers solutions to fulfill any customer need, aircraft type or geography. A Collier Trophy nominee and the recipient of several dozen awards for innovation, Gogo Business Aviation is widely credited with many of the industry’s most influential historical achievements, beginning with the groundbreaking airborne cellular concept that launched the company in 1991. Connect with us at http://business.gogoair.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogobizav.
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