Posted on: 15 April 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Gogo Business Aviation has announced that NetJets has agreed to install a minimum of 650 Gogo in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) systems on its fleet of corporate aircraft, with Gogo claiming the deal marks a number of aviation milestones, including business aviation’s largest fleet selection of IFE to date.Adam Johnson, NetJets' SVP global sales, marketing and owner services, remarked, “We continue to incorporate the latest in market trends to our fleet offerings through partnerships like we the one have developed with Gogo. Collectively, these help to create the customer experience that is so unique to NetJets.”Following installation, which has already been completed on-board the first NetJets aircraft at Duncan Aviation’s facilities in Lincoln, NE, and Battle Creek, MI, NetJets customers will have access to Gogo Biz, an in-flight Internet and voice service; Gogo Text & Talk, a service that enables calling and texting in-flight with passengers' own smartphones and mobile numbers; and Gogo Vision, Gogo’s IFE and information service including on-demand movies, TV episodes, news, moving maps, flight progress information and destination weather.Operationally, these services will utilise Gogo’s UCS 5000 in-cabin smart router and media server, whilst Gogo Vision will be updated automatically via Gogo Cloud – the company's nationwide content delivery network – which is available at select Signature Flight Support locations in the US.John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation's EVP and general manager, said, “We're pleased to continue our long-standing relationship with NetJets while helping deliver a new level of in-flight experience to its owners. Connectivity and entertainment services are significant competitive differentiators in today's fractional market. Behind safety, we continue to hear those services cited as most critical by passengers.”Another milestone of Gogo Business Aviation’s deal with NetJets include business aviation's first fleet selection of Gogo Vision.