Charter Operator Using In-flight Connectivity to Improve Passenger Experience and Differentiate Fleet
BROOMFIELD, CO – November 11, 2011 – Aircell, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity for business aviation, announces that Travel Management Company is installing Gogo Biz™ high-speed Internet service on all mid-size aircraft in its growing fleet of charter aircraft. Installations are already underway and are scheduled for completion in the spring of 2012. Today’s announcement includes 21 firm orders plus options for as many as 30 systems for deployment on additional aircraft.
Gogo Biz enables passengers and flight crews to enjoy high-speed Internet capabilities above 10,000 feet in the continental U.S. and portions of Alaska, using their own Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets, EFBs, smartphones and other mobile devices.
Travel Management Company (TMC) is a privately-owned, full-service air charter company with an ARG/US Platinum Rating. The company solely owns and operates 50 light and midsize jets, including the industry's newest and largest privately-owned fleet of Hawker 400XP's, along with a growing fleet of Hawker 800/850XP's. More information is available on the company’s website at www.tmcjets.com.
Scott Wise, general manager of TMC, said, “We own every one of the aircraft we operate and that gives us complete control over the fleet – including what amenities are offered. Connectivity has become like oxygen to our customers and Gogo Biz will dramatically change the in-flight passenger experience, as well as significantly differentiate us in the charter market. We’re delighted to offer it and look forward to completing the installation process.”
John Wade, Aircell’s executive vice president & general manager, said, “We continue to hear that charter aircraft equipped with Gogo Biz fly more than those that aren’t, and that when customers search for lift, Internet-enabled charter aircraft get chosen first. We’re pleased to see TMC using Gogo Biz as a strategic tool to continue growing and expanding their company.”
Notes to Editors:
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity for business aviation. Through a full range of services including voice, high-speed Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans 6 continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer all three of the industry’s most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz™, Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography.
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