Gogo, Boeing Team to Pursue In-flight Connectivity Solutions on Boeing Commercial Aircraft Partnership Represents Crucial First Step in Making Gogo's Suite of Technology Solutions Available on New Boeing Aircraft Orders
ITASCA, Ill., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, has agreed to a technical services agreement (TSA) with Boeing to evaluate Gogo's suite of technology solutions on Boeing commercial aircraft.
The agreement initiates the evaluation process for potential installation on new Boeing aircraft orders. Gogo is targeting to have line-fit evaluations completed for its ATG-4 in 2015 and satellite solutions in 2016.
"As Gogo continues to retro-fit aircraft with its various connectivity solutions, it's crucial to work towards line-fit of these solutions for all new orders so each aircraft comes off the line with Gogo connectivity already installed and ready for service from day one," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO.
In addition, Gogo currently has an agreement in place with Boeing for line-fit provisions for its ATG-4 technologies on 737NG aircraft.
The provisioning will allow airlines to make some modifications needed on new aircraft to improve the installation process for the ATG-4 service after an airline takes delivery. The provisioning is an important step to achieving true line-fit capabilities in the future.
"By taking care of some of the aircraft modification needs at the manufacturing level, this provisioning agreement will make the installation process much smoother after an airline takes delivery of the new aircraft," added Small.
Gogo is the global leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,300 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 700+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and various locations overseas are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.