BROOMFIELD, Colo. – May 4, 2016 – Last week Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) was honored as the 2016 AEA Associate Member of the Year at the 59th annual Aircraft Electronics Association International Convention & Trade Show in Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida.
“The AEA is pleased that Gogo Business Aviation is the recipient of the 2016 AEA Associate Member of the Year Award,” said AEA President Paula Derks. “This award is chosen by the AEA dealer network, so it truly is an honor to be recognized by industry peers. Gogo Business Aviation has been a proud and active member of the AEA since 1992. I'd like to extend my personal congratulations to the entire staff at Gogo Business Aviation for this well-deserved honor."
Gogo is the leading provider of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight entertainment solutions to the global aero market providing in-cabin Wi-Fi for Internet access, streaming services, email, voice, texting, cockpit data, and safety services. It also won the AEA Associate Member of the Year award in 2007.
“To receive this award from the AEA and its dealer network is incredibly meaningful to Gogo Business Aviation,” said John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager. “Our success wouldn’t be possible without the invaluable contribution of our dealers and the great service they provide to our mutual customers. Together, we are poised for continued growth in the years ahead.”
Marking another significant milestone in the company’s development of a new generation of connectivity and enhanced capabilities for business aviation, Gogo recently announced that it had successfully completed the initial phase of flight testing for its Gogo Biz 4G service. Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo Biz 4G is a specially designed application of Gogo’s latest air-to-ground technology that leverages its existing air-to-ground network and technology that has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft. To see it in action, check out this video of the flight test.
Gogo Business Aviation serves a global customer base and has an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans six continents. An AEA member since 1992, Gogo Business Aviation is represented on the association's board of directors and sponsors an academic scholarship each year through the AEA Educational Foundation. The company also exhibits and often serves as a sponsor at the AEA International Convention & Trade Show, along with AEA Connect conferences throughout the year.
With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is the leader in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. Gogo connects aircraft, providing its aviation partners with the world's most powerful network and platform to help optimize their operations. Gogo's superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, our aviation partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.
Today, Gogo has partnerships with 14 commercial airlines and is installed on more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. Nearly 7,000 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 overseas. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com and business.gogoair.com
Founded in 1957, the Aircraft Electronics Association represents nearly 1,300 member companies in more than 40 countries, including government-certified international repair stations specializing in maintenance, repair and installation of avionics and electronic systems in general aviation aircraft. The AEA membership also includes manufacturers of avionics equipment, instrument repair facilities, instrument manufacturers, airframe manufacturers, test equipment manufacturers, major distributors, engineers and educational institutions.
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