BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircell, a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services for the business aviation market and a division of Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces the ATG 2000, a new equipment package that provides Gogo Biz in-flight Internet and voice service for the business aviation market.
Joining the existing family of Gogo Biz equipment packages, the ATG 2000 is designed to effectively and affordably provide Internet and voice services aboard aircraft with fewer users and/or lighter passenger loads, such as light jets and turboprops.
Aircell also announces Travel Management Company (TMC) as the launch customer for the ATG 2000. TMC is adding the system to its entire light jet charter fleet. Once installations are complete next month, Gogo Biz service will be available aboard the entire TMC charter fleet – nearly 70 aircraft in total.
ATG 2000 – Key Capabilities
- General web browsing and e-mail with a mobile broadband experience
- Voice service (optional)
- Up to two simultaneous voice calls
- Compatible with the Gogo® Text & Talk service, which allows passengers to call and text in flight, using their own smartphone and mobile number
- Compatible with the Gogo® OnePhone cabin handset
- Connect up to three personal devices – including smartphones, tablets and laptops
- Streaming video and audio services are not supported
- Typical system MSRP is $57,000, excluding dealer installation and voice options
Because the ATG 2000 doesn't enable streaming video/audio services and the system supports a limited number of user devices, data consumption is naturally curbed – helping manage monthly service costs.
For aircraft that require more advanced features or the ability to connect a higher number of user devices, Aircell's existing ATG 4000 and ATG 5000 systems remain available.
"The ATG 2000 is a great new equipment option that offers the most popular Gogo Biz connectivity and voice services in an affordable equipment package," said John Wade, Aircell's executive vice president and general manager. "Among other segments, we expect it to be a popular option for light jets and turboprops, as well as for customers replacing MagnaStar systems prior to the Airfone shutdown on December 31 this year," he concluded.
Monthly data plans for Gogo Biz start at $395/month, while voice plans start at $134.95/month.
ATG 2000 shipments begin October 7th.
Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market. 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 six 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 equipment for 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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