ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, announced today that it has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA to install its Gogo Vision wireless in-flight entertainment product on commercial aircraft with or without Gogo's connectivity service.
Gogo Vision, the leading wireless in-flight entertainment product for commercial aviation, allows passengers to stream movies and television shows to their own Wi-Fi enabled devices from a server on the aircraft. Gogo has more than 1500 commercial aircraft on four major airlines equipped with the Gogo Vision Product.
"We see this as an important enhancement to the Gogo Vision product as it allows us to provide the service without necessarily having connectivity on the aircraft," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer. "We definitely have seen demand for the standalone version of this product. Some of Alaska Airlines' Gogo Vision equipped aircraft will be configured this way and the service will launch later this year."
This new enhancement to Gogo Vision will leverage most of the existing equipment that is already used for Gogo's core connectivity product. For airlines, Gogo Vision offers a light weight, low cost alternative to legacy seatback solutions.
"The majority of passengers today are carrying some sort of Wi-Fi enabled device on the plane," added ElDifrawi. "Gogo Vision leverages that trend and eliminates the need for airlines to maintain expensive seatback equipment."
Gogo is a leading communications service provider to the global aviation industry. 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 6,200 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.