Gogo Cloud, Gogo’s wireless content delivery network, is expanding in Europe. The service is currently available at the Jetex FBO at Paris-Le Bourget Airport in France, and will be installed at two additional FBOs in the UK by the end of August 2016: London City Airport Jet Centre and TAG Farnborough Airport. Gogo says additional FBOs will be added in Europe throughout 2017.
“Gogo Cloud is about ease of use and peace of mind because the service is automatic, delivering large data files to aircraft ensuring a quality IFE experience,” said John Wade, executive vice president and general manager for Gogo Business Aviation. “Our customers in Europe have heard how well the service works in the USA and wanted us to bring it across the Atlantic.”
Gogo Cloud allows customers of Gogo Vision – the company’s IFE service – to receive the latest updates automatically, whenever they visit a Gogo Cloud location. Gogo Vision serves up a licensed library of Hollywood movies and TV shows and also includes news, a flight tracker, flight progress information, destination weather, screen sharing, and in-cabin file transfer.
When an aircraft arrives at a Gogo Cloud location, Gogo’s UCS 5000 smart-cabin system automatically connects to the Gogo Cloud wi-fi signal and does a complete content update without intervention from the flight crew. It typically takes less than 60 seconds to load a 30-minute TV episode, and about three minutes for a feature-length movie.
Equipment packages are also available for individual flight departments that want to enable Gogo Vision updates in their own facilities.
June 2, 2016