Posted on: 26 July 2016 by Ross McSweeny
Gogo Business Aviation has revealed three new applications for use with its ATG 1000 in-flight connectivity system.
As part of its ongoing smart aircraft strategy, the three apps – Garmin Pilot, JetFuelX and FltPlan Go – will be available from mid-fourth quarter of 2016.
Garmin Pilot provides electronic flight bag capabilities with access to Jeppesen terminal charts. When connected to the Gogo Biz network, in-flight traffic and weather information may be received.
JetFuelX was developed by pilots to offer a web-based fuel card management service to operators of turbine aircraft by quickly finding the lowest prices available from their multiple jet fuel discount programme memberships.
FltPlan Go is a companion to the FltPlan.com website featuring approach plates on maps, auto-syncing of NavLogs, moving maps, in-flight weather, checklists, airport and FBO information and more.
ATG 1000 customers will be able to obtain apps directly from the respective providers. Ongoing data usage for the apps will be covered by the customer’s choice of Gogo Biz data plan, and no additional setup fees or subscriptions are required.
“Using these apps enabled by Gogo’s ATG 1000 system gives aircraft operators a complete solution for pilots and passengers alike,” stated Andy Geist, SVP business aviation solutions, Gogo. “It is partnerships like these that reinforce the increased utility we provide to our customers’ in-flight connectivity investments, especially on light jets and turboprops.”
The new apps complement the existing three which are already enabled on the ATG 1000 system: ForeFlight Mobile, FlightAware Flight Tracker and WSI PilotBrief Optima.