Gogo Commercial Aviation Receives AS9100 Certification


  • AS9100 Certification is an Important Step for Manufacturer Line-fit Programs

Itasca, IL | February 12, 2015– Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, announced today that its commercial aviation operation has earned AS9100 aerospace quality certification. AS9100 is the internationally recognized Quality Management System standard for the aviation, space and defense industries.

The certification satisfies a major requirement that must be satisfied in order for Gogo’s technologies to become a line fit option with aircraft manufacturers. Gogo has held this certification for its business aviation operation for several years.

“Obtaining the AS9100 certification reflects Gogo’s continued commitment to meeting the increasingly stringent industry quality requirements, and affirms our dedication to total quality and regulatory compliance,” said Arbela Takhsh, Gogo’s senior vice president of quality. “The addition of AS9100 certification for our commercial aviation business complements our existing quality management system and industry accreditations, and reflects our commitment to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.”

Gogo is targeting to have line-fit evaluations for Boeing aircraft completed for its In-cabin network, Gogo Vision and Ku-band satellite solution in 2015 and for its Ka-band satellite solution in 2016. In addition, Gogo currently has an agreement in place with Boeing for line-fit provisions for its ATG-4 technologies on 737NG aircraft. The provisioning will allow airlines to make some modifications needed on new aircraft to improve the installation process for the ATG-4 service after an airline takes delivery. The provisioning is an important step toward achieving full line-fit capabilities.

Gogo also currently has line-fit capabilities on Bombardier for commercial aviation and is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer, including Bombardier, Dassault Falcon Jet, Embraer, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., and Textron Aviation.

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