BROOMFIELD, CO, and HOUSTON, TX – November 12, 2015 – Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of wireless in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions to the global aero market, and ForeFlight, maker of the most widely used flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, have partnered to make the ForeFlight Mobile application available to customers using Gogo’s ATG 1000 in-flight connectivity system beginning in December 2015.
Via the Gogo Biz network service, Gogo’s ATG 1000 enables voice, high-performance e-mail with attachments, and calling and texting with passengers’ own smartphones and mobile numbers. The ATG 1000 also supports select cockpit and operational applications like ForeFlight Mobile. The solution is particularly well-suited for light jets, turboprops and owner-flown aircraft.
ForeFlight Mobile users on aircraft equipped with the ATG 1000’s internet connectivity can take advantage of the app’s full range of real-time information inflight, including up to the minute weather information, real-time Flight Notifications, NOTAMs and TFRs, as well as Cockpit Sharing – a feature pilots can use to wirelessly share route information with one another and with passengers’ iPads and iPhones.
“Internet connectivity with the ATG 1000 is yet another example of our commitment to give our customers every possibility to enhance their in-flight experience with ForeFlight Mobile,” said Tyson Weihs, co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. “In addition, many business passengers are also pilots or they may have an active interest in aviation. ForeFlight Mobile allows them to see the weather and route information that the pilots up front are seeing.”
John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager, said, “Using the ForeFlight Mobile app in conjunction with Gogo’s ATG 1000 connectivity system gives aircraft operators a complete solution for passengers and pilots alike. We’re proud to partner with ForeFlight on this important initiative that will bring increased utility to our customers’ in-flight connectivity investment.”
To take advantage of this new partnership, Gogo’s ATG 1000 customers simply use their existing ForeFlight Mobile subscription. New customers can download the ForeFlight Mobile app from the Apple App Store on the ground and purchase a subscription. Ongoing in-flight data usage for the ForeFlight app is covered by the customer’s Gogo Biz data plan. No additional Gogo setup fees or subscriptions are required.
For a limited time, Gogo is offering ATG 1000 customers the first 3 months of data service for a flat monthly rate of $395, with no overage fees. After the introductory period, ATG 1000 customers can select from a variety of monthly Gogo Biz data plans to meet their ongoing needs.
Gogo Business Aviation will showcase a complete range of global and U.S. domestic in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions at the annual NBAA convention, November 17-19 in Las Vegas. ForeFlight will also be demonstrating all the latest app features at NBAA in booth #C10021.
ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots. ForeFlight Mobile, the company's flagship product, is used by individual pilots and professional flight crews all over the world to efficiently gather weather and destination information, access aeronautical maps and charts, plan flights and file flight plans with air traffic control, and organize flight publications and documents. ForeFlight serves pilots in all segments of aviation, including personal, business, education, commercial, and military. In addition, the company's Fanatical Pilot Support™ Team delivers amazingly fast and friendly customer service. Learn more at www.foreflight.com.
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 2,500 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 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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