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Gogo Testing for Global Broadband Antenna Achieves Major Milestone

Gogo Galileo Remains on Track for Commercial Launch Later This Year

BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) today announced it has achieved another important milestone with its Gogo Galileo global broadband service completing end-to-end connectivity using the HDX antenna on the fully deployed Eutelsat OneWeb Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite network.

Gogo Galileo remains on track for commercial launch later this year.

In February, Gogo received the first fully constructed engineering prototype of the HDX antenna from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an EchoStar company (NASDAQ: SATS), which is designed to be small enough to fit on virtually any size business aircraft, and immediately began software integration and validation testing at its Broomfield, Colo., headquarters.

"Gogo Galileo HDX stands to revolutionize business aviation inflight connectivity by delivering a solution fit for aircraft of all sizes, especially small jets, which have limited options today, and no broadband options outside North America" said Sergio Aguirre, president and COO for Gogo. "We remain on track to deliver this game-changing technology later this year."

Flight testing with the HDX terminal will begin this summer with certification and commercial launch expected later this year.

"Today's passengers demand exceptional connectivity while traveling, even while flying," said Reza Rasoulian, vice president, Hughes. "The ability to provide secure and reliable connectivity globally is a critical need in the industry and Hughes is proud to be a partner in bringing Gogo Galileo to market."

Commenting on the milestone, Jason Sperry, head of business aviation for Eutelsat OneWeb said: "This successful test of the Gogo Galileo HDX on the Eutelsat OneWeb network is a meaningful milestone, and extremely timely ahead of our launch of aviation connectivity services later this year. Our LEO constellation is fully deployed, and we are finalizing the ground infrastructure to deliver seamless, low latency and high-performance broadband connectivity to business jets no matter where they fly."

Learn more in this short video about this milestone from one of Gogo's product development experts.

About Gogo 
Gogo is the world's largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. We offer a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, in-flight entertainment, and voice solutions. Gogo's products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission types from turboprops to the largest global jets, and are utilized by the largest fractional ownership operators, charter operators, corporate flight departments and individuals.

As of December 31, 2023, Gogo reported 7,205 business aircraft flying with its broadband ATG systems onboard, 3,976 of which are flying with a Gogo AVANCE L5 or L3 system; and 4,341 aircraft with narrowband satellite connectivity installed. Connect with us at

About Hughes
Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar (NASDAQ: SATS) company, provides broadband equipment and services; managed services featuring smart, software-defined networking; and end-to-end network operation for millions of consumers, businesses, governments, airlines, and communities worldwide. The Hughes flagship internet service, Hughesnet®, connects millions of people across the Americas, and the Hughes JUPITER™ System powers internet access for tens of millions more worldwide. Hughes supplies more than half the global satellite terminal market to leading satellite operators, mobile network operators and military customers. Hughes products and services have helped bring in-flight video and broadband to thousands of aircraft for over twenty years. A managed network services provider, Hughes supports approximately half a million enterprise sites with its HughesON™ portfolio of wired and wireless solutions. To learn more, visit or follow HughesConnects on X (Twitter) and LinkedIn.

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