• Expects New Technology to Outperform Other Connectivity Solutions in the Global Commercial Aviation Market

Itasca, IL | April 8, 2014– Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces the next step in its technology roadmap for global connectivity – 2Ku. Gogo expects this new technology to outperform other global connectivity solutions currently available in the market. Japan Airlines is expected to be among the first to trial this advanced technology.

This new technology will utilize the same low-profile antennas as Gogo’s Ground to Orbit (GTO) technology, which will be deployed for aircraft flying in North America; however, instead of utilizing Gogo’s Air to Ground solution for the return link to the ground, 2Ku will have two low-profile, high efficiency Ku-band satellite antennas. The new technology will deliver peak speeds to the aircraft of more than 70 Mbps.

“Gogo has proven time and again that it’s the leader in developing and operationalizing new technologies for the aero market. 2Ku is the next step in our technological evolution and is a ground breaking new technology for the global commercial aviation market,” said Gogo’s president and CEO, Michael Small. “When we launched our in-flight Internet service five years ago, we were able to deliver peak speeds to the aircraft of 3.1 Mbps through our ATG network. About a year ago, we began deployment of our next generation ATG-4 service, which took peak speeds to 9.8 Mbps. Our GTO solution takes the peak speed to 70 Mbps in the U.S. and 2Ku brings 70 Mbps to the rest of the world.”

The advantages of the 2Ku antenna are significant. The antenna is approximately two times more spectrally efficient than other antennas in the commercial aviation market, which means it will produce more bandwidth at less cost. The spectral efficiency also makes it the most TV friendly solution in the market. The antenna itself is only 4.5 inches tall, which reduces drag on the aircraft compared to other satellite solutions. 2Ku’s performance benefits will be even more dramatic in the tropical regions of the globe where other satellite solutions degrade significantly due to restrictions associated with operating at high skew angles.

The 2Ku antenna and its increased spectral efficiency are compatible with today’s Ku satellites and future Ku satellites, including future spot beam satellites. Because the antenna can be used with any Ku-satellite, it avoids the single point of failure that comes with reliance on a single satellite for connectivity in a given region, and offers airlines much desired redundancy and reliability.

“We anticipate that this technology will deliver peak speeds of 70 Mbps to the plane when initially launched and more than 100 Mbps when new spot beam satellite technologies become available,” added Gogo’s chief technology officer, Anand Chari.

Gogo expects the new service to be available for the commercial aviation market in mid-2015.

ITASCA, ILL.| January 30, 2014– Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the world leader of in-flight connectivity and a pioneer in wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions, announced today that it will add Gogo Vision to Japan Airlines’ (JAL) entire domestic fleet.  Gogo recently announced a partnership with JAL to provide in-flight Internet on the same fleet.

Gogo Vision is Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment service that allows passengers to rent movies and television shows and stream them to their own Wi-Fi enabled laptops or tablets.  The new service, as well as Internet connectivity, is expected to be available to JAL passengers beginning in the summer of 2014.

“Gogo Vision is a natural add-on service to Gogo’s connectivity product as it adds very limited incremental costs to the airline once the connectivity service is in place,” saidNiels Steenstrup, Gogo’s senior vice president, global airline sales.  “Gogo Vision becomes an extremely low cost way for airlines to offer a robust in-flight entertainment solution to its passengers that they can then stream to their own Wi-Fi enabled devices.”

The Gogo Vision platform will contain Japanese produced content as well as JAL original content.

“Adding Gogo Vision to our fleet is just another way for us to bring passengers a unique and completely refreshing onboard experience,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, JAL’s president.  “JAL passengers will be able to use the Internet to stay connected and productive and Gogo Vision will help keep them entertained.”

France | October 7, 2013– Japan Airlines (JAL) has signed a purchase agreement for 31 A350 XWBs (18 A350-900s and 13 A350-1000s), plus options for a further 25 aircraft. This is JAL’s first ever order for Airbus aircraft.* It is also the first order Airbus has received from Japan for the A350 XWB, confirming its continuing success with world leading airlines across the globe. JAL and Airbus aim for entry into service from 2019, with the airline’s A350 XWBs gradually replacing its ageing fleet approximately over a six year period.

“We will utilize the A350 XWB to maximum, which offers high level of operational efficiency and product competitiveness, while positively catering to new business opportunities after slots at airports in Tokyo are increased,” said Yoshiharu Ueki, President of Japan Airlines. “In addition to improving profitability with advanced aircraft, we always aim to deliver unparalleled services to customers with the latest cabin and steady expansion of our route network.”

“Japan Airlines is well known as one of the most preferred airlines in the world providing its passengers with an excellent flight experience. We sincerely welcome Japan Airlines as a new Airbus customer and feel honored by this first ever order from Japan for our all-new A350 XWB,” said Fabrice Bregier, President and CEO of Airbus. “It fills us with pride to see a leading Japanese airline start a new chapter with us. This highlights a very bright and flourishing future for both of us, JAL and Airbus.”

In a typical three-class layout the A350-900 comfortably seats more than 300 passengers on routes as long as 8,100 nautical miles (nm). The A350-1000 is the largest member of the A350 XWB Family, seating 350 passengers on even longer missions up to 8,400 nm. All A350 XWB models are equipped with the new Rolls-Royce Trent XWB engines.

Over 70 percent of the A350 XWB’s weight-efficient airframe is made from advanced materials combining composites (53 percent), titanium and advanced aluminium alloys. In addition to innovative materials, the A350 XWB brings together the very latest in aerodynamics, design and advanced technologies and provides significant improvement in fuel efficiency compared with competing models.

To date, the A350 XWB MSN1 has completed around 300 flight test hours out of the campaign’s total 2,500 hours which are to be achieved by five flight test A350’s over the next 12 months. Entry into commercial service of the A350-900 is scheduled for the second half of 2014. With this latest commitment, Airbus has recorded more than 750 firm orders for the A350 XWB from 38 customers worldwide.

London, UK | January 31, 2013– IFP, the Passenger Experience Provider™, today announced that it has extended its multi-year agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL) to provide a full suite of engaging inflight entertainment (IFE) content services.

Expanding on its long-established relationship with the airline, IFP will continue to provide a wide range of services to JAL such as local and international movies, TV programming, AVOD and additional emerging services, on the airline’s entire fleet, including its newly-launched JAL SKY SUITE 777.

Wale Adepoju, Executive Director of IFP, commented: “JAL is an important long-established airline client of ours and we’re delighted that they have renewed their trust in IFP’s commitment to delivering exceptional services and engaging content.”

Jun Kato, Executive Officer of Route Marketing for Japan Airlines, added: “Our inflight entertainment offering reflects JAL’s commitment to providing the best onboard passenger experience to our customers. We are pleased to continue working with IFP in achieving our IFE objectives by delivering refreshingly unique offerings to passengers.”

Neuilly-sur-Seine, 20 October 2009 – Japan Airlines has chosen the Thales TopSeries system as the Inflight entertainment platform on its Boeing 767.

“Japan Airlines pays close attention to products that can cater to the needs of our passengers. After a thorough review, Japan Airlines found the TopSeries architecture to be the right platform. We are happy to be working again with Thales, sharing an excellent relationship,” said Shigeru Nagatomi, Vice President of Maintenance Material Planning & Supply Department with Japan Airlines.

The airline has in total committed to install the TopSeries system across its fleet of B767s, B777s, and B787s. System features vary in accordance to domestic and international routes.

“Japan Airlines is one of our first IFE customers, dating back to 1997, when we installed our first generation AVOD system on part of Japan Airline’s B747-400 fleet. We appreciate their vision for the future and we will ensure that the TopSeries system remains aligned to their needs,” said Alan Pellegrini, Vice President and General Manager of Thales’s Inflight
Entertainment Systems business.

Beyond the system itself, Thales supports content management requirements for all aircraft with the TopSeries system onboard. Thales’s turnkey maintenance program, TopCare, is a comprehensive service available to airlines.

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