Gogo has entered the Indian inflight connectivity market and is establishing a technology development centre in Chennai.
It plans to commence operations with a team of approximately 30 engineers and developers, and expects to increase the headcount to approximately 100 by the end of 2018.
The Chennai facility and team are being established as part of Gogo’s continued international expansion and will support its inflight connectivity technology development and engineering efforts.
It says the facility will also support its marketing efforts with India-based airlines as the market for inflight services opens up in the region.
Anand Chari, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Gogo said: “We are excited to set up base in India with our facility in Chennai. Our presence in India provides access to a large pool of technology and software talent, which will enable us to accelerate the development of our inflight connectivity and entertainment solutions and introduce them to the market.
“In addition, the proximity of this facility to our growing base of customers in the Asia Pacific and EMEA region will allow us to better serve such customers.”
Today, Gogo has 19 commercial airline partners and provides services and solutions to more than 3,000 commercial aircraft and more than 4,200 business aircraft around the world.