Gogo is introducing a new air-to-ground 4G inflight connectivity solution for business aircraft.
Available from the beginning of 2017, it says Gogo Biz 4G will represents “a significant increase in capability when compared to existing solutions”.
It will give business aircraft passengers “the speed they need to power their digital lifestyles in flight – without skipping a beat”.
Gogo Biz 4G’s key capabilities include:
- Reliable 4G performance
- Streaming video and audio
- E-mail with attachments
- Web browsing
- VPN support
- Service coverage in the continental U.S. and portions of Alaska and Canada
- It utilises advanced air-to-ground technology operating on licensed spectrum
- Loyalty programs with significant trade-in incentives available to current Gogo customers wishing to upgrade to Gogo Biz 4G
John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager, said: “We cracked the code on in-flight connectivity many years ago, and we’re excited to continue offering more and more performance to customers.
“Gogo Biz 4G is a solution business aircraft operators can count on. It leverages Gogo’s proven air-to-ground network and technology that has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft.”
Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo Biz 4G is a specially-designed application of Gogo’s latest air-to-ground technology.
The Gogo Biz 4G equipment package will incorporate dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features, all from a single, lightweight box.
From an installed customer base of more than 9,000 aircraft worldwide, Gogo says it serves more than 80,000 passengers every day.
The company’s existing range of Gogo Biz solutions will remain available after Gogo Biz 4G shipments begin.
“Whether it’s a turboprop that wants a simple e-mail and cockpit app solution or a large jet looking for the fastest and most robust connectivity experience available, Gogo has proven solutions to meet virtually every need,” added Wade.
Gogo Business Aviation says it will showcase a complete range of global and U.S. domestic in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions – including the new Gogo Biz 4G system – at the annual NBAA convention, November 17-19 in Las Vegas.