Flexjet To Offer In-flight Wi-Fi From
September 10, 2010
- The ultimate business tool just got an upgrade. After 15 years of
providing award-winning private aviation solutions, Flexjet will now
offer Aircell's Gogo Biz in-flight Wi-Fi service as a standard feature
on its fractional program aircraft at no additional charge to owners.
This new system allows Flexjet customers to use any Wi-Fi device
ranging from smart phones to laptops to access the Web for enhanced
productivity and convenience while they fly.
"With Gogo Biz, our aircraft truly transform into high-functioning mobile offices. Flexjet is obsessed with being superior in every way, and we are pleased to offer our customers the ability to stay connected in the air. Gogo Biz was the only choice for us, it is lightweight, affordable, and best of all, it gives our passengers a full-speed Internet experience like they expect on the ground," said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet.
Gogo Biz in-flight
Internet will provide Flexjet customers with an easy-to-use and reliable
high-speed connection that rivals on-ground services. Installation of
this lightweight system will first begin on the 25 Challenger 300 and
seven Challenger 604/605 jets in the Flexjet fractional fleet, the
youngest in the industry with an average aircraft age of 3.5 years. All
new aircraft introduced into the fractional fleet will automatically be
outfitted with the broadband equipment.
plays an essential role in our lives, it is woven into the fabric of
everything we do," said John Wade, Executive Vice President and General
Manager, Aircell. "Whether traveling for business or pleasure, Flexjet
customers will reap the benefits of high-speed Internet service on
Flexjet's legendary fractional fleet of Learjet and Challenger
Flexjet is based
fractional program fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business
aircraft, the youngest in the fractional jet industry with an average
age of 3.5 years?including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60
XR, Challenger 300, Challenger 604 and Challenger605 business jets.
Flexjet has an
approved fractional ownership program pursuant 14 C.F.R. Part 91,
Subpart K, and operates flights for individual aircraft owners under
Part 91 whole aircraft management program. All other flights (e.g.
Flexjet 25 card program, charter card program, supplemental lift, etc.)
are provided by certificated air carriers in accordance with applicable
laws and regulations, as Flexjetis not an air carrier.
Aircell is the
world's leading provider of airborne communications and a single-source,
turnkey provider of equipment, service, and technical support. With a
global sales and support presence, its products are offered by virtually
every fixed- and rotor-wing airframe manufacturer in business aviation,
and are installed aboard the world's four largest fractional ownership
As winner of an
exclusive FCC frequency license in 2006, Aircell has built a
revolutionary new mobile broadband network for commercial and business
aviation. In 2008, the Aircell Network and its in-flight portal, known
as Gogo, revolutionized the commercial airline passenger flight
experience by delivering a robust Internet experience at 35,000 feet.
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