Purchasers and multipliers from Canada to get to know aerospace companies on an infor- mation trip to northern Germany as part of the BMWi Market Entry Programme for SMEs

Hamburg, Germany | January 8, 2019– The German aerospace industry has been working closely together with Canadian aviation companies and research institutions for several years al- ready. Now, sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), representatives from Canada are coming to northern Germany. SMEs from all over Ger- many are invited by the Hamburg Aviation cluster and the German Chamber of Commerce & Industry Toronto to come to Hamburg. At the leading global trade fair, Aircraft Interi- ors Expo, from 1 – 4 April 2019, they can get to know Canadian partners, with a promise of follow-up support for cooperative projects that result.

Various event formats including information sessions, idea pitches, trade fair tours, company site visits and B2B conversations will provide SMEs with opportunities to make contact with North American Partners from 1 – 4 April. Company site visits in Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Sax- ony are also planned.

The target region is attractive. In Canada, around 87,000 people are employed in aviation, and the Montréal Metropolitan Region’s aerospace cluster, with members including such major OEMs as Bombardier and Pratt & Whitney, makes the area one of the most important aviation centres worldwide. Many companies in the western provinces and Ontario are also active on an international scale. The infrastructure, the personnel qualification level, and the Canadian busi- ness culture provide an ideal basis for definite SME market entry. The aviation networks of the German states of Hamburg, Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria and Brandenburg have already been working closely with companies from Canada for several years. Hamburg has nurtured a close partnership with Montréal since 2008 and has already supported delegations and research projects.

Support en route to Canada

Support for companies in the establishment of German-Canadian partnerships extends beyond the expo week. They can draw on the expertise of the German Chamber of Commerce & Industry Toronto (AHK Toronto), which has been supporting small and medium-sized companies as they enter the Canadian market for more than 50 years now. Within the framework of the federal Supply Chain Excellence Initiative (SCE), several regional aviation clusters are working to achieve an increased internationalisation of the supplier business. Hamburg Aviation, as a mem- ber of SCE, has been successfully partnering with Canadian organisations for several years, sup- porting delegations, initiating business contact, and coordinating projects.

Broomfield, CO | April 1, 2014– Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces that its business aviation group, Aircell, has launched Gogo Biz in-flight Internet and voice service to business aircraft in Canada. Business aviation customers can now use the service anywhere it’s available in the Continental U.S., Alaska and Canada.

Today’s addition of Canadian coverage is the largest geographical expansion for Gogo Biz since the service was introduced to the business aviation market in 2009. Alaskan coverage was added in 2010.

John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, said, “The debut of Gogo Biz service in Canada culminates a multi-year development program and we’re pleased to see it go live. With today’s expansion, business aircraft can now connect everywhere Gogo Biz is available in the Continental U.S., Alaska and Canada – all with a single monthly service plan and no extra fees.”

Overview of Gogo Biz Service
Gogo Biz allows business aircraft passengers and flight crews to enjoy Internet access above 10,000 feet, using their own Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets, smartphones, electronic flight bags and other mobile devices. As a “two-in-one” service, it also offers voice service via cabin handsets and/or personal smartphones. More info is available at www.aircell.com/gogobiz.

Canadian coverage is included with all Gogo Biz monthly service plans. No additional roaming or registration fees are required. Service coverage is now available in Canada’s most populous regions and flight routes, with seamless service on cross-border flights.