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Gogo’s global LEO broadband service gains momentum with significant programme achievements

May 30, 2023

Posted by: Shriya Raban

Gogo Business Aviation‘s global low earth orbit (LEO) broadband service has reportedly seen significant programme achievements with its partners, OneWeb and Hughes Network Systems, LLC, an EchoStar company.

Gogo’s LEO satellite network provider, OneWeb, completed the launch of its LEO constellation with more than 588 satellites in orbit at the end of March this year, and is expected to be operational and aero-ready in the first quarter of 2024, with Gogo’s global broadband service coming online in the second half of 2024.

Gogo and its antenna provider, Hughes, completed preliminary design review of Gogo’s exclusive electronically steerable antenna (ESA) assembly in February, bringing Gogo one step closer to realising its vision of delivering an order-of-magnitude improvement in inflight connectivity performance for all sizes of aircraft around the globe, many of which have no viable broadband solution today.

“Because we have strong partners in OneWeb and Hughes we’re ahead of schedule, and we continue to make tremendous progress on the development of the system components,” says Sergio Aguirre, Gogo’s president and chief operating officer. “Gogo’s global broadband service will deliver global performance that is faster, smaller, more affordable, and easier to install than other global satellite solutions.”

Customers interested in harnessing Gogo’s LEO and ESA technology can pre-provision their aircraft now by installing an AVANCE system, and once Gogo global broadband launches, will only need to add the antenna.

With Gogo’s experienced portfolio of products and services, industry skilled and global customer service, commercial launch of Gogo’s LEO solution will complete the company’s offering with a product to serve every segment and every customer of the business aviation market, including the almost 30,000 business jets worldwide flying without broadband connectivity.

Gogo will be participating in the 2023 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, the week of May 22, sharing more updates on its LEO-based global broadband service.

To receive updates on our progress and be among the first to know when it’s available, sign up to get updates here and view our Gogo Global LEO Broadband milestone tracker.

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