Gogo created the inflight connectivity revolution and we continue to be the driving force behind breakthroughs that redefine the inflight experience for business aviation passengers, pilots and operators.
Check out the timeline below to explore our history of proven innovations.
Our founder Jimmy Ray sketches a radical idea on a napkin -- showing how to create an analog phone network designed for private aviation. The company was launched as Aircell and would later become Gogo.
The FCC authorizes Aircell's first-generation analog cellular network for aviation in North America. The company begins providing phone service for business aviation -- finally connecting people in the air to their world below.
Aircell begins offering Iridium satellite phone service and becomes a multi-network global solution provider.
Aircell creates and lauches Axxess, business aviation's first all-digital multi-channel communications system.
Aircell wins major FCC auction and gains exclusive license to deliver broadband connectivity to U.S. airlines and business aircraft via an air-to-ground network.
“This is an historic event in the airborne telecommunications industry. In just over a year, the flying public will have the ability to use their own Wi-Fi-enabled laptops and PDAs to communicate just like they do on the ground." -- Jack W. Blumenstein, Aircell president/CEO
Aircell completes and launches the Gogo Biz air-to-ground (ATG) nationwide network and offers Inmarsat global SwiftBroadband service.
American Airlines and Virgin America launch Gogo internet service for passengers.
Inflight internet demand accelerates and company completes the first installation of the new ATG 5000 High Speed Internet unit. Our ATG systems become the dominant broadband solution aboard thousands of business aircraft.
Gogo Vision inflight entertainment launches on American Airlines, the first North American airline to offer the service. Vision quickly becomes the sky’s most popular IFE solution for both commercial and business aircraft.
Corporate rebranding applies to commercial and business aviation operations.
Gogo Inc. goes public; hits NASDAQ: under ticker symbol “GOGO.” Gogo invents Gogo Text & Talk -- enabling passengers and pilots to use their personal smartphones during flight.
Gogo makes its international debut on Delta Airlines, allowing passengers to stay connected across the globe. Gogo announces 2Ku, its next-generation inflight connectivity technology. Gogo expands ATG service into Canada.
Gogo releases a massive suite of connectivity solutions that take IFEC performance to incredible new levels: Gogo 2Ku hits 100+ Mbps during test flights, Gogo Biz 4G launches enabling inflight streaming for the first time in history, Gogo announces plans for “Next Gen” network (ultimately Gogo 5G), and Gogo creates business aviation’s first and only software-driven connectivity platform: Gogo AVANCE.
Gogo announces it will build aviation’s first and only 5G ATG network. Gogo 5G is on track to complete its network build in 2022 and will deliver unparalleled inflight internet speeds.
Gogo completes the sale of its Commercial Aviation division to Intelsat for $400 million. The company returns to its roots and exclusively serves business aviation connectivity.
Gogo AVANCE is the fastest adopted connectivity system in history: reaching 750,000 business aviation flights and 2,300 systems installed since launch.
Gogo 5G signs Jet Edge as its launch customer and Duncan Aviation partners on a comprehensive 5G STC portfolio.
Gogo enables customers to follow along as we hit all major milestones, readying Gogo 5G for its network build in 2022.