New ATG 8000 system to leverage the company’s proven ATG-4 technology and offer business aircraft significantly-enhanced connectivity speed and capacity
BROOMFIELD, CO – February 4, 2015 – Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading provider of in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions to the global aero market, announces that it will bring its next generation ATG-4 air-to-ground connectivity technology to business aviation. ATG-4 will be available for business aircraft via a new equipment package called ATG 8000. First shipments are expected in April 2015. Particularly well-suited for large business aircraft in corporate shuttle configurations, ATG 8000 will help passengers realize a significant increase in connectivity speed and capacity when compared to the company’s other Gogo Biz equipment packages, which currently include ATG 2000, ATG 4000 and ATG 5000. Currently flying on more than 650 commercial aircraft, Gogo’s ATG-4 technology has been successfully meeting the connectivity needs of commercial airlines for nearly three years. ATG-4 technology employs three industry-leading innovations: directional antennas on the aircraft, dual modems on the aircraft and EV-DO (Rev. B) technology on Gogo's airborne and ground networks.
“ATG-4 has been very well received in the commercial aviation market and we’re pleased to make the same robust technology available to business aircraft,” said John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager, “We expect it to provide an excellent in-flight connectivity experience for corporate shuttles and other high-density operations.”
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 more than 2,100 commercial aircraft equipped with its services on eight major airlines. More than 6,600 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 800 employees and is headquartered in Itasca, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas. Connect with us at www.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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