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Gogo Business secures Jet Edge

In-Flight entertainment and connectivity provider Gogo Business Aviation which serves the professional and business flight sector has signed up Jet Edge to provide 4G streaming to the private jet charter operator. The joint statement says the long-term partnership will upgrade Jet Edge’s AdvantEdge and Managed super-mid and large cabin fleet to AVANCE L5, Gogo’s most […]

April 21, 2021By Chris Forrester

Gogo begins refinancing

Last year, in-flight communications operator Gogo split itself into two. It sold its airline passenger commercial division to Intelsat for $400 million. It is now refinancing its private aircraft business communications division. Gogo said on April 1st that it had started a convertible debt exchange and the beginning of a refinancing process, marking significant progress […]

April 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Gogo’s 5G plans slip to 2022

In Flight Connectivity (IFC) specialist Gogo says it will not deploy its 5G network this year as originally planned and that availability will slip to 2022. The news emerged during Gogo’s Q4 2020 financial statement. Revenues were $77.6 million for the quarter, up 17 per cent on Q3, but down some 10 per cent on […]

March 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Intelsat debunks inflight WiFi myths

Intelsat has published the first in a blog series designed to debunk myths about satellite communications and how it is planning for its future. Intelsat answers the argument that “Truly exceptional inflight WiFi will always be out of reach”. Intelsat reminds readers that in 2019 – in happier pre-Covid times – US airlines carried more […]

February 3, 2021

Intelsat confirms Airbus order

Airbus has confirmed that it has received an order from Intelsat for two satellites. Intelsat had requested permission from its Bankruptcy Court to go ahead with the contract. Intelsat has ordered the paid of Airbus ‘OneSat’ craft which are highly flexible satellites with next-generation software giving Intelsat a variety of technical options including frequency adaptability. […]

January 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

Viasat winning Delta, and hurting Gogo

Intelsat has ordered up two new satellites to serve its recently acquired Gogo commercial aviation in-flight service. But Intelsat/Gogo faces continued challenges from Viasat which has announced a major airline contract which damage revenues from the existing Gogo service. Viasat says it has won a contract to equip more than 300 Delta Airlines with its […]

January 6, 2021

Intelsat orders two Airbus IFC satellites

Intelsat, currently in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction, is asking its bankruptcy court to formally approve two new satellites for broadband In-Flight Connectivity. The craft are needed following on from its $500 million purchase last year of the commercial aviation assets of Gogo. Intelsat wants to order the pair of satellites from Airbus Defence & Space […]

January 6, 2021By Chris Forrester

Intelsat completes Gogo Commercial Aviation acquisition

Satellite operator Intelsat has completed its acquisition of the Commercial Aviation business of Gogo, which it says creates the world’s leading provider of inflight broadband connectivity to the commercial aviation industry. The closing of the $400 million cash deal brings together two complementary enterprises — the world’s largest satellite operator with the leading provider of […]

December 1, 2020

Gogo adopts ‘poison pill’ defence

In-Flight broadband business Gogo is proposing to shareholders that it should adopt a ‘poison pill’ defence as a protection against a hostile take-over bid. Gogo is willingly selling its Commercial Aviation division to Intelsat for $400 million, but Gogo will retain its lucrative Business Aviation division. The reason for the strategy is that Gogo has […]

September 28, 2020By Chris Forrester

Gogo protects shareholder assets – and losses

In-Flight communications and broadband business, Gogo, says its directors have adopted a tax-efficient ‘Rights Plan’ to utilise and take its net operating loss forward. Gogo, which is in the process of selling its Commercial Aviation division to Intelsat for $400 million, says as at December 31st last year it had approximately $580 million of federal […]

September 24, 2020