BROOMFIELD, CO – October 14, 2015 – Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions to the global aero market, announces a new 4G connectivity solution for the business aviation market. Available at the beginning of 2017, Gogo Biz 4G represents a significant increase in capability when compared to existing solutions. It will give business aircraft passengers “the speed they need” to power their digital lifestyles in flight – without skipping a beat.
Gogo Biz 4G – Key Capabilities
- Reliable 4G performance
- Streaming video and audio
- E-mail with attachments
- Web browsing
- VPN support
- Service coverage in the continental U.S. and portions of Alaska and Canada
- Utilizes advanced air-to-ground technology operating on licensed spectrum
- Loyalty programs with significant trade-in incentives available to current Gogo customers wishing to upgrade to Gogo Biz 4G
John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager, said, “We cracked the code on in-flight connectivity many years ago, and we’re excited to continue offering more and more performance to customers. Gogo Biz 4G is a solution business aircraft operators can count on. It leverages Gogo’s proven air-to-ground network and technology that has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft.”
Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo Biz 4G is a specially-designed application of Gogo’s latest air-to-ground technology. The Gogo Biz 4G equipment package will incorporate dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features – all from a single, lightweight box.
From an installed customer base of more than 9,000 aircraft worldwide, Gogo serves more than 80,000 passengers every day. With over 1,000 employees and nearly $1 billion of in-flight technology investment to date, Gogo’s track record of delivering high-performance in-flight connectivity solutions is unmatched in the market.
The company’s existing range of Gogo Biz solutions will remain available after Gogo Biz 4G shipments begin. “Whether it’s a turboprop that wants a simple e-mail and cockpit app solution or a large jet looking for the fastest and most robust connectivity experience available, Gogo has proven solutions to meet virtually every need,” added Wade.
Gogo Business Aviation will showcase a complete range of global and U.S. domestic in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions – including the new Gogo Biz 4G system – at the annual NBAA convention, November 17-19 in Las Vegas.
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 nearly 2,400 commercial aircraft equipped with its services on 11 major airlines. More than 6,800 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 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations outside the U.S. Connect with us at 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 business.gogoair.com and on Twitter at twitter.com/gogobizav .
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