Aircell receives safety certificates in Europe

BROOMFIELD – Aircell, the business aviation group of Gogo Inc. (Nasdaq: GOGO), has received the go ahead to start installing two of its in-flight connectivity and entertainment systems aboard Bombardier Challenger 300 business jets in Europe.

Broomfield-based Aircell received Supplemental Type Certificates from the European Aviation Safety Agency. The certifications cover Aircell’s Aviator 300 and UCS 5000 systems.

John Wade, Aircell’s executive vice president and general manager, said Aircell entered the European market in 2002, and the region now is the company’s second-largest global market. The certifications are expected to help Aircell expand its market share in Europe.

The Aviator 300 system enables near-global email, light Internet and voice capabilities via Inmarsat’s satellite-based SwiftBroadband service. Passengers and crew can send and receive emails with attachments, surf the Web and access a corporate VPN using their own Wi-Fi-enabled laptops, tablets, electronic flight bags and smartphones. They can also place and receive voice calls using integrated cabin handsets.

The UCS 5000 an all-in-one smart router and media server. It’s a backbone system that manages and simplifies the way passengers access in-flight connectivity, entertainment and information.

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