A first-of-its-kind fleet-wide agreement between Delta Private Jets, Inc. and Gogo Inc. will soon deliver a 4G inflight experience to Delta Private Jets customers. This is a new generation of connectivity for business aviation. Delta Private Jet is the first FAA-certificated Part 135 air carrier to add Gogo Biz 4G service to their fleet. Another “first” in the private aviation industry.
About Delta Private Jets
Delta Private Jets is a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), which provides aircraft charter services, aircraft management and its distinctive Delta Private Jets Card. The company operates its only FBO (Fixed Base Operation), the Delta Jet Center, at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). They also operate their Tech Service Center, a comprehensive Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul facility (MRO). Delta Private Jets combines more than 30 years of experience serving the needs of luxury travelers for business and pleasure with the resources of one of the world’s largest airlines to provide a truly innovative travel solution. With more than 70 aircraft in the fleet (light, mid-size, super-midsize and large), Delta Private Jets holds a unique place in the private aviation industry.
With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is one of the leaders when it comes to in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. Today, Gogo has partnerships with 14 commercial airlines and is installed on more than 2,500 commercial aircraft. Nearly 7,000 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer. Gogo has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.
About The Partnership
Delta Private Jets plans to equip its fleet of more than 70 aircraft with Gogo Biz 4G to provide a superior service to passengers. The new service will enable a reliable 4G experience – including services such as Gogo Vision, providing the latest movies, TV, flight tracker, weather reports, and additional features; Gogo Text & Talk, allowing passengers to call and text with their personal smart phones and mobile numbers; streaming video and audio; as well as face-to-face conversations with a user’s favorite applications; email with attachments; web browsing; and more – on a proven network in the continental United States and large portions of Alaska and Canada.
“We are excited to bring this technology to the discerning customers who turn to Delta Private Jets for their specialized travel needs,” said David Sneed, Executive Vice president and Chief Operating Officer of Delta Private Jets. “We are also proud to further differentiate our company by becoming the first to offer Gogo Biz 4G on a fleet-wide scale; and after careful evaluation of the available options for inflight connectivity, it was clear that only Gogo could deliver a robust experience on a proven network.”
Gogo Biz 4G leverages Gogo’s existing air-to-ground network and technology which has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft. The Gogo Biz 4G equipment package incorporates dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features – all from a single, lightweight box. Following the successful completion of the initial phases of flight testing, Gogo Biz 4G remains on track for launch in the second quarter of 2017.
“Our goal is to deliver a robust 4G experience inflight,” said John Wade, Gogo Business Aviation’s Executive Vice President and General Manager. “After thorough testing on our existing network at altitude, including air and ground congestion, we are confident Gogo Biz 4G’s performance will meet the expectations of Delta Private Jets, and delight its customers.”