ITASCA, Ill., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, hit a major milestone by installing its 2000th commercial aircraft with its in-flight connectivity solution.
"This is an important milestone for Gogo and it's a big win for the millions of passengers who have come to rely on our service while they travel to keep them productive, informed and entertained while in-flight," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "Since 2008, we've worked hard to get Gogo up and running on nine of our airline partners, which represent approximately 81 percent of Internet-enabled North American commercial aircraft."
Out of the 2,000 aircraft installed with Gogo's in-flight Internet service, more than 300 have now been equipped with the company's next generation service – ATG-4 – that increases peak bandwidth to the aircraft by more than three times Gogo's original service. The company expects to have more than 500 Gogo equipped aircraft outfitted with ATG-4 by the end of this year.
In addition to upgrading additional aircraft to Gogo's next generation air to ground technology, Gogo recently announced the next step in its technology roadmap called Gogo GTO, or Ground to Orbit. GTO combines satellite with Gogo's ground based cellular network to produce peak speeds up to 60 Mbps, which is a 20-fold increase from Gogo's original technology. This new technology will be available for commercial aircraft in flying in North America and will be available in the second half of 2014.
"Gogo is the proven leader at developing technologies, products and turnkey services that have the ability to scale across a large number of aircraft and numerous fleet types," said Michael Small, Gogo's president and CEO. "Our unmatched leadership at building and operating a network that delivers broadband Internet at 35,000 feet has offered us the ability to scale the business at such a rapid pace."
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 American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,500 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 600+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and London 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.