Gogo and ForeFlight Partner on In-Flight Connectivity

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  • ForeFlight Mobile application coming to Gogo’s ATG 1000 customers

Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading provider of wireless in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions to the global aero market, and ForeFlight, maker of the most widely used flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, have partnered to make the ForeFlight Mobile application available to customers using Gogo’s ATG 1000 in-flight connectivity system beginning in December 2015.

Via the Gogo Biz network service, Gogo’s ATG 1000 enables voice, high-performance e-mail with attachments, and calling and texting with passengers’ own smartphones and mobile numbers. The ATG 1000 also supports select cockpit and operational applications like ForeFlight Mobile. The solution is particularly well-suited for light jets, turboprops and owner-flown aircraft.

ForeFlight Mobile users on aircraft equipped with the ATG 1000’s internet connectivity can take advantage of the app’s full range of real-time information inflight, including up to the minute weather information, real-time Flight Notifications, NOTAMs and TFRs, as well as Cockpit Sharing – a feature pilots can use to wirelessly share route information with one another and with passengers’ iPads and iPhones.

“Internet connectivity with the ATG 1000 is yet another example of our commitment to give our customers every possibility to enhance their in-flight experience with ForeFlight Mobile,” said Tyson Weihs, co-founder and CEO of ForeFlight. “In addition, many business passengers are also pilots or they may have an active interest in aviation. ForeFlight Mobile allows them to see the weather and route information that the pilots up front are seeing.”

John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s executive vice president and general manager, said, “Using the ForeFlight Mobile app in conjunction with Gogo’s ATG 1000 connectivity system gives aircraft operators a complete solution for passengers and pilots alike. We’re proud to partner with ForeFlight on this important initiative that will bring increased utility to our customers’ in-flight connectivity investment.”

To take advantage of this new partnership, Gogo’s ATG 1000 customers simply use their existing ForeFlight Mobile subscription. New customers can download the ForeFlight Mobile app from the Apple App Store on the ground and purchase a subscription. Ongoing in-flight data usage for the ForeFlight app is covered by the customer’s Gogo Biz data plan. No additional Gogo setup fees or subscriptions are required.

For a limited time, Gogo is offering ATG 1000 customers the first 3 months of data service for a flat monthly rate of $395, with no overage fees. After the introductory period, ATG 1000 customers can select from a variety of monthly Gogo Biz data plans to meet their ongoing needs.

Gogo Business Aviation will showcase a complete range of global and U.S. domestic in-flight connectivity and entertainment solutions at the annual NBAA convention, November 17-19 in Las Vegas. ForeFlight will also be demonstrating all the latest app features at NBAA in booth #C10021.

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