ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The year following Gogo Inflight Internet's official launch has been marked with achievements every step of the way. With five airline partners commercially deployed, another three committed to go live in the next year and Aircell equipment installed on more than 570 aircraft, Gogo® service is enabling thousands of satisfied airline passengers to be productive, informed and entertained every day.
Today, Aircell adds another achievement to this list as the company announces that Gogo Inflight Internet has been named "Best Achievement in Technology" in the Avion Awards, presented annually by the World Airline Entertainment Association.
"2009 has certainly been exciting for Aircell, with three new airline customer announcements, fleet-wide Gogo installations on two airlines and more significant milestones yet to come before year's end," said Ron LeMay, Aircell President & CEO. "Receiving the 'Best Achievement in Technology' award by WAEA is a testament to Gogo's success in such a short time period and Gogo's bright future as a revenue generator for the airlines and productivity tool and source of information and entertainment for passengers."
The Avion Award for Best Achievement in Technology, announced on October 5 during the WAEA 30th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Palm Springs, honors excellence in inflight entertainment and communications (IFE&C). This annual award is open to any WAEA member, airline or vendor, and is designed to recognize a specific achievement in technology that has been accomplished or advanced in the past year.
Following an open submission period, during which companies submitted essays outlining their technological accomplishments, a panel of industry experts deemed Gogo Inflight Internet to be worthy of this award, by virtue of the service being innovative, sustainable and of technical benefit and improvement to the IFE&C industry.
Aircell is the world's leading provider of airborne communications. As winner of an exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a revolutionary mobile broadband network for commercial and business aviation. In 2008, the Aircell® Network and its inflight portal, Gogo®, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet. In addition, the Aircell Network provides airlines with connectivity to operations and a path to enhanced cabin services such as video, audio, television and more. A similar feature set is available to Business aircraft operators. Aircell has facilities in Broomfield, Colorado, and Itasca, Illinois. Aircell's vision is to give everyone the ability to stay in touch, in flight®. For more information about Aircell, please visit www.aircell.com.
Gogo®, powered by Aircell®, turns a commercial airplane into a Wi-Fi hotspot with true inflight Internet access. Passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices, such as laptops, smartphones and PDAs, can surf the Web, check e-mail, instant message, access a corporate VPN and more. For more information about Gogo, please visit www.gogoinflight.com. You can also follow 'gogoInflight' on Twitter (www.twitter.com/gogoinflight) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/gogoinflight).
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