Press Release: GoGo Biz – March 30, 2017
Gogo Business Aviation’s newest technology set to launch in second quarter of 2017
BROOMFIELD, Colo., and FORT WORTH, Texas – Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading global provider of aircraft connectivity products and services, continues to progress toward the launch of its 4G service in the first half of 2017 and Trimec Aviation will develop a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the new system.
Trimec Aviation is an authorized full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul Gogo dealer. The company will develop an STC for Gogo’s 4G system for Gulfstream G200 aircraft, and will participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other business aircraft.
“Our team is ready to install and certify Gogo’s newest technology,” said John Holland, Avionics manager for Trimec Aviation. “Gogo Biz 4G continues to be highly anticipated by the customers we serve and we are pleased to be able to provide our services as installation experts of Gogo’s services.”
Gogo will deliver a 4G experience with reliable connectivity for passengers over existing technologies. The new service will include services such as Gogo Vision, providing the latest movies and TV episodes, flight tracker, weather reports, and additional features; Gogo Text & Talk, allowing passengers to call and text with their personal smart phones and mobile numbers; streaming video and audio; as well as face-to-face conversations with a user’s favorite applications; email with attachments; and web browsing – on a proven network in the continental U.S. and large portions of Alaska and Canada.
“Trimec Aviation is a valued Gogo dealer partner,” said David Salvador, vice president of aftermarket sales for Gogo. “We’re nearing the launch of Gogo Biz 4G and Trimec Aviation’s work on the G200 is significant. We thank Trimec for developing the STC for this popular model of Gulfstream aircraft.”
Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo’s 4G system is a specially designed application of Gogo’s air-to-ground technology that leverages its existing ground network of more than 250 towers, fiber backhaul and technology that has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft. The 4G equipment package will incorporate dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features – all from a single, lightweight box.
Gogo recently received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval and Parts Manufacturing Authority (PMA) from the FAA for the Gogo Biz 4G system hardware, and is on track to begin shipments later in the second quarter of 2017. For those interested in upgrading to Gogo Biz 4G, upgrade programs are available for existing ATG customers. To learn more visit https://business.gogoair.com/4g/?iesrc=ctr.
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 airline 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, airlines partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.
Today, Gogo has partnerships with 16 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on more than 3,000 commercial aircraft. More than 4,000 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 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 and www.business.gogoair.com.
About Trimec Aviation
Trimec Aviation has established itself as a world class MRO service center serving multiple aircraft types. Trimec aviation is committed to safety, quality, and customer satisfaction. We are the most trusted service center because we believe every aircraft that comes into our facility deserves the utmost care. Trimec Aviation is a certified FAA repair station including support for Paint, Interiors, and major Engine work. Trimec also offer a complete in house Avionics department with a variety of capabilities. Trimec, with over three decades of experience, continues to expand to serve our elite customers.