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Gogo signs NetJets deal

February 8, 2024

By Chris Forrester

Gogo Business Aviation has signed a 20-year WiFi connectivity agreement with private airline operator NetJets. The deal will see NetJets having ability to upgrade their US aircraft to Gogo AVANCE L5, Gogo 5G, and Gogo Galileo, the company’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellite service. NetJets Owners in Europe will also have the benefit of Gogo Galileo.

“We are committed to providing our Owners with an exceptional travel experience, and Wi-Fi is a critical component,” said Brad Ferrell, EVP/Chief Administrative Officer for NetJets. “Our Owners require reliable connectivity to continue their workday or connect with entertainment in-flight, which made AVANCE L5 and Gogo 5G the right platform to meet their needs, especially when travelling across America. Meanwhile, Gogo Galileo is an ideal solution for our European jets: It delivers high performance, it can be installed on any of our aircraft, and it’s backed by Gogo’s award-winning global customer support.”

“Gogo is excited to continue our long-term partnership with NetJets,” said Sergio Aguirre, Gogo’s president and COO. “With more than 450 US aircraft currently equipped with Gogo’s systems, upgrading to AVANCE L5 will improve performance by three times, and Gogo 5G will improve performance several times that. Meanwhile, we are also bringing an even better experience to operators throughout Europe and around the world with Gogo Galileo.”

Gogo is the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. It offers a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, in-flight entertainment, and voice solutions.

As of Septemner 30th 2023, Gogo reported 7,150 business aircraft flying with its broadband ATG systems onboard, 3,784 of which are flying with a Gogo AVANCE L5 or L3 system; and 4,395 aircraft with narrowband satellite connectivity installed.

Berkshire Hathaway-owned NetJets offers a variety of customisable travel solutions, including shared ownership, lease and jet card options, aircraft management, private jet chartering, brokerage and acquisition services, and specialised security services. NetJets claims it has the largest, most diverse private jet fleet in the world.

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