Gogo brings Airshow moving map to business aviation

The new Rockwell Collins Airshow moving map application on Gogo.
The new Rockwell Collins Airshow moving map application on Gogo.

Gogo Business Aviation and Rockwell Collins have brought the latter’s Airshow moving maps to customers in the business aviation market.

Rockwell Collins says Airshow is the aviation industry’s leading moving map application, and will now be available to Gogo’s customer base for use in business aviation cabins without the need for additional hardware.

Sergio Aguirre, General Manager of Gogo Business Aviation, said: “Understanding flight progress, geographic location and scheduled arrival time is deeply satisfying to travellers of all ages.

“Now, with Airshow, passengers can enjoy stunning 3D graphics with amazing geographic detail on their personal devices. It’s a fantastic addition to our lineup of inflight applications.”

For Gogo air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity customers, no additional hardware is required to add Airshow Moving Map, which makes it an easy and cost-effective product extension to further enhance the passenger experience.

Simply activate an account with Rockwell Collins and download the Airshow Mobile 2 app – the most advanced 3D moving map application for business aviation.

Airshow Moving Map fits aircraft of all types and sizes, from turboprops and light jets to the largest VVIP aircraft.

Key features of the next-generation app, which is optimized for iOS and Android phones and tablets, include:

  • Detailed, interactive high-definition satellite 3D maps
  • Multi-touch, gesture-based roaming, zooming and navigation
  • Customised user display settings and layers, available in portrait or landscape mode
  • Points of interest pop-up panel with images and captions
  • Consolidated view of maps and flight information into one display
  • Multiple viewpoint options including cockpit, pilot head-up display and window seats

Greg Irmen, Vice President and General Manager, Flight Controls and Information Systems for Rockwell Collins, said: “This collaborative effort with Gogo provides us another avenue for bringing our industry-leading Airshow into the hands of business aircraft passengers.

“Airshow is the most deployed moving map in aviation because of its advanced technology and features that keep passengers and crew interactively connected with their flight experience.”

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