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Constant Aviation Partners With Gogo Business Aviation To Develop STCs For Gogo 4G Service

05/10/2016

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Constant Aviation Partners With Gogo Business Aviation To Develop STCs For Gogo 4G Service
Latest network technology from Gogo remains on schedule for 2017 launch

BROOMFIELD, Colo., and CLEVELAND, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leader in connected airplanes, continues toward its scheduled launch of its 4G service in the first half of 2017, Constant Aviation will be one of the first Gogo dealers to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the new system.

Constant, a full-service maintenance, repair and overhaul Gogo dealer, will develop STCs for Embraer 145 Series Shuttle, Legacy 600/650, Gulfstream V, and Phenom 300 aircraft, and will participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other business aircraft.

"Our clients are eager for the increased capability Gogo's 4G network will deliver for inflight connectivity and entertainment," said Jay Rizzo, vice president of sales at Constant Aviation. "The new technology we will be installing, operating on Gogo's proven, reliable network, will enable business travelers to get more done while inflight and promises a great value."

Gogo will provide a reliable 4G experience with superior connectivity for passengers over existing technologies. The new service will include services such as Gogo Vision, providing the latest movies, TV, flight tracker, weather reports, and additional features; Gogo Text & Talk, allowing passengers to call and text with their personal smart phones and mobile numbers; streaming video and audio; as well as face-to-face conversations with a user's favorite applications; email with attachments; and web browsing – on a proven network in the continental U.S. and large portions of Alaska and Canada.

"Constant Aviation continues to be a trusted partner with expertise and a sterling reputation of delivering great service to its clients," said Andy Geist, senior vice president of business aviation solutions for Gogo. "We are pleased to partner with Constant Aviation as we continue to progress toward the launch of our 4G service in 2017, and our next generation network in 2018."

Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo's 4G system is a specially designed application of Gogo's air-to-ground technology that leverages its existing ground network of more than 250 towers, fiber backhaul and technology that has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft. The 4G equipment package will incorporate dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features – all from a single, lightweight box.