OSHKOSH, Wis., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing smart airplane strategy, Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) today announces new cockpit and operational applications for use with its ATG 1000 inflight connectivity system which is specifically aimed at the light jet and turboprop segments.
The ATG 1000 from Gogo is a powerful solution for pilots who fly light aircraft. By developing partnerships with the industry's leading app providers – Garmin®, JetFuelX and FltPlan.com – Gogo is providing those pilots the ability to fly more safely and efficiently, and save on fuel expenses.
"Using these apps enabled by Gogo's ATG 1000 system gives aircraft operators a complete solution for pilots and passengers alike," said Andy Geist, senior vice president of business aviation solutions for Gogo. "It's partnerships like these that reinforce the increased utility we provide to our customers' inflight connectivity investments, especially on light jets and turboprops."
Using the Gogo Biz network, the ATG 1000 system also enables voice, high-performance email with attachments, and calling and texting with passengers' own smartphones and mobile numbers.
The ATG 1000 system will support the following apps, which will be available mid-fourth quarter of 2016:
As a leading provider of cockpits to the light jet market, Garmin Pilot provides electronic flight bag capabilities including rich, interactive mapping, 3D Vision, aviation weather, Lockheed Martin flight-plan filing, pilot logbook, along with full-featured navigation. When connected to the GoGo Biz network, or with a compatible receiver, traffic and weather information may be received in flight. Garmin Pilot supports pilots around the globe with comprehensive worldwide textual weather data, along with animated radar, infrared and visible satellite imagery for the U.S., Western Europe, Australia and Canada. In addition, Garmin has partnered with Jeppesen to allow pilots to view Jeppesen terminal charts in the Garmin Pilot application.
Users can view animated radar, check upper-level winds and current METARs, or overlay a variety of weather data on the map to see how cloud cover or precipitation will affect a flight. The exclusive NavTrack feature lets pilots preview how changing weather conditions might alter a flight. In the U.S., Garmin Pilot provides fuel prices from AirNav to help ensure the most economical flight. Once your preflight planning is complete, Garmin Pilot allows users to file VFR flight plans worldwide and VFR/IFR flights in the US and Canada via Lockheed Martin.
JetFuelX, a ForeFlight® Company
Developed by pilots, for operators, JetFuelX is a free web-based fuel card management service that makes it easy for owners and operators of turbine aircraft to save money by quickly finding the lowest prices available from their multiple jet fuel discount program memberships. It is optimized for use on any device – desktop computer, tablet, or smart phone – and is designed to be used on inflight broadband without bogging down the connection.
JetFuelX is designed to help everyone from individual pilots to large flight departments, including charter operators, quickly pinpoint the best jet fuel prices and eliminate the frustrating and time-consuming task of managing and comparing multiple fuel card and FBO discount programs. Customers can manage unlimited fuel card memberships and aircraft profiles, view all prices available at the planned destination, compare prices in real-time with nearby airports, and submit fuel releases in a matter of seconds.
The free FltPlan Go app is an indispensable companion to the FltPlan.com website and incorporates essential features and tools for in-flight and offline use. Highlights of the FltPlan Go app features include: approach plates on maps; animated weather; auto syncing of NavLogs, weather, routes; split screen; moving maps; geo-referenced approach plates and taxi charts; in-flight weather; checklists; airport and FBO information; along with many additional features.
Logistically, ATG 1000 customers will obtain apps directly from the respective providers and maintain any required subscriptions. Ongoing data usage for the apps will be covered by the customer's choice of Gogo Biz data plan, and no additional setup fees or subscriptions are required.
Additional Mobile Apps Currently Enabled on the ATG 1000 System
- ForeFlight Mobile, by ForeFlight
- FlightAware Flight Tracker, by FlightAware®
- WSI PilotBrief OptimaTM, by The Weather Company, an IBM® Business
- myGDC, by Honeywell®
Gogo at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh
Gogo will showcase a complete range of global and U.S. domestic in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions across both business aviation and commercial aviation, at the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, July 25-31 in Oshkosh, Wis., at Booth #495, adjacent to Boeing Centennial Plaza.
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 17 commercial airlines and is installed on more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. More than 6,800 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, Ill., with additional facilities in Broomfield, Colo., and various locations overseas. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com or at www.business.gogoair.com.
Jessica Koss, Aviation Marketing Communications Manager, Garmin International Inc.
Angela Anderson, Director of Marketing, ForeFlight
Carole MacKay, Marketing Director, FltPlan.com
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