Gogo, ForeFlight partner on in-flight connectivity

Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO) and ForeFlight said they have partnered to make the ForeFlight Mobile application available to customers using Gogo´s ATG 1000 in-flight connectivity system beginning in December 2015.

Via the Gogo Biz network service, Gogo´s ATG 1000 enables voice, high-performance e-mail with attachments, and calling and texting with passengers´ own smartphones and mobile numbers. The ATG 1000 also supports select cockpit and operational applications like ForeFlight Mobile. The solution is particularly well-suited for light jets, turboprops and owner-flown aircraft.

ForeFlight Mobile users on aircraft equipped with the ATG 1000´s internet connectivity can take advantage of the app´s full range of real-time information inflight, including up to the minute weather information, real-time Flight Notifications, NOTAMs and TFRs, as well as Cockpit Sharing — a feature pilots can use to wirelessly share route information with one another and with passengers´ iPads and iPhones.

To take advantage of this new partnership, Gogo´s ATG 1000 customers simply use their existing ForeFlight Mobile subscription. New customers can download the ForeFlight Mobile app from the Apple App Store on the ground and purchase a subscription. Ongoing in-flight data usage for the ForeFlight app is covered by the customer´s Gogo Biz data plan. No additional Gogo setup fees or subscriptions are required.

ForeFlight was founded in 2007 by aviation entrepreneurs who set out to build elegant, high-performing flight planning and flight bag apps for pilots.

Gogo is a leading global aero-communications service provider that offers in-flight Internet, entertainment, text messaging, voice and a host of other communications-related services to the commercial and business aviation markets.