Posted on: 15 June 2016 by Mark Howells
Delta Private Jets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, is to become the first FAA-certified Part 135 carrier to add Gogo Biz 4G service fleet-wide across more than 70 aircraft.
“We are excited to bring this technology to the discerning customers who turn to Delta Private Jets for their specialised travel needs,” said David Sneed, EVP and chief operating officer of Delta Private Jets. “We are also proud to further differentiate our company by becoming the first to offer Gogo Biz 4G on a fleet-wide scale. After careful evaluation of the available options for in-flight connectivity, it was clear that only Gogo could deliver a robust experience on a proven network.”
Gogo Biz 4G includes services such as Gogo Vision, providing the latest films and TV, a flight tracker, weather reports and additional features; Gogo Text & Talk, allowing passengers to call and text with personal smartphones and mobile numbers; and streaming video and audio. The Gogo Biz 4G equipment package incorporates dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features from a single box.
“Our goal is to deliver a robust 4G experience in-flight,” declared John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation's EVP and general manager. “After thorough testing on our existing network at altitude, including air and ground congestion, we are confident Gogo Biz 4G's performance will meet the expectations of Delta Private Jets and delight its customers.”
The agreement builds on Gogo’s existing service of Delta's commercial fleet and represents the first multi-aircraft adoption of Gogo Biz 4G in the private aviation sector.
Following the successful completion of the initial phases of flight testing, Gogo Biz 4G remains on track for launch in the second quarter of 2017.