NBAA 2013: Aircell launches wireless content delivery network Gogo Cloud

Aircell has introduced Gogo Cloud, a new wireless content delivery network which delivers automatic in-flight entertainment (IFE) updates at select FBOs and individual hangar facilities.

Claimed to be the first service of its kind in the business aviation market, Gogo Cloud allows customers of Aircell’s new IFE service, Gogo Vision, to automatically receive the latest updates whenever they visit a Gogo Cloud location.

When an aircraft arrives at a Gogo Cloud location, Aircell’s UCS 5000 an all-in-one smart router/media server, automatically connects to the Gogo Cloud Wi-Fi signal and does a complete content update – all without any intervention from the flight crew. The transfer takes typically less than 60 seconds to load a 30-minute TV episode, and about three minutes for a feature-length movie.

Signature Flight Support has been chosen as the exclusive FBO launch partner for Gogo Cloud. As of January 2014, Gogo Cloud will be accessible at select Signature Flight Support facilities and equipment packages will be available to individual flight departments that want to bring Gogo Cloud capabilities to their own hangars. Approximately 15 key business and resort Signature locations are expected to be live by the end of 2014.

“Gogo Cloud will be a great addition to Signature Flight Support’s world-class customer experience,” said Maria Sastre, President and Chief Operating Officer, Signature Flight Support. “Business aircraft can get their in-flight entertainment updates and all their flight support services met in a single stop. We’re well underway with Gogo Cloud deployment – three facilities are already up and running, including our FBO at McCarran International right here in Las Vegas.”

“We’re thrilled to have Signature Flight Support as the launch FBO partner for Gogo Cloud,” commented John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Their facilities are located at many of the busiest business aviation airports, giving customers easy access to Gogo Cloud when they’re away from home base.”

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