BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading provider of in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions to the global aero market, announces that its subsidiary, Gogo Business Aviation LLC, has been selected by NetJets, a Berkshire Hathaway company and the worldwide leader in private aviation, for a new program that will bring a minimum of 650 Gogo in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems to the NetJets fleet.
The program will provide NetJets customers with a full suite of IFEC capabilities including voice and texting (via passengers' own smartphones and mobile numbers), Internet, e-mail, on-demand movies, TV episodes, news, moving maps, flight progress information, destination weather and more.
No other fractional provider is believed to offer such an advanced and complete in-flight connectivity and entertainment experience to its customers. Adam Johnson, NetJets' SVP of Global Sales, Marketing and Owner Services said, "We continue to incorporate the latest in market trends to our fleet offerings through partnerships like we have developed with Gogo. Collectively, these help to create the customer experience that is so unique to NetJets."
John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation's executive vice president and general manager, said, "We're pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with NetJets while helping deliver a new level of in-flight experience to its owners. Connectivity and entertainment services are significant competitive differentiators in today's fractional market. Behind safety, we continue to hear those services cited as most critical by passengers."
Today's announcement marks a number of historic aviation milestones:
- Business aviation's largest fleet selection of In-Flight Entertainment (IFE)
- Business aviation's first fleet selection of Gogo Vision
- First deployment of automatic IFE content updates in fractional market
- First selection of Gogo Text & Talk in the fractional market
- Business aviation's largest fleet selection of Gogo Text & Talk to date
- First selection of UCS 5000 smart router/media server in fractional market
The program will deploy a host of individual products, services and on-board hardware from Gogo Business Aviation, including:
- Gogo Biz - in-flight Internet and voice service
- Gogo Text & Talk - service that enables calling and texting in flight with passengers' own smartphones and mobile numbers.
- Gogo Vision - in-flight entertainment and information service
- Includes on-demand movies, TV episodes, news, moving maps, flight progress information and destination weather.
- Operationally, Gogo Vision will be updated automatically via Gogo Cloud, the company's exclusive, nationwide content delivery network. Gogo Cloud is now available at select Signature Flight Support locations in the U.S.
- UCS 5000 - in-cabin smart router and media server
Installations aboard the first aircraft in the program have already been completed at Duncan Aviation facilities in Lincoln, NE, and Battle Creek, MI.
ASSETS FOR EDITORS
- VIDEO: Gogo Text & Talk overview (http://business.gogoair.com/services/gogo-text-and-talk/)
- VIDEO: UCS 5000 smart router and media server overview (http://business.gogoair.com/gogo-business-aviation-ucs-5000-smart-router-and-media-server-hd/)
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 2,000 commercial aircraft equipped with its services on more than 10 major airlines. More than 6,000 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 and http://business.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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