NetJets selects Aircell in-flight internet for 100 aircraft
Aircell, the US company dedicated to developing broadband for aircraft, has announced that
NetJets is adding its in-flight Gogo Biz Wi-Fi internet service to nearly 100 aircraft
in its fleet.
NetJets prevously elected to offer in-flight internet aboard more than
250 aircraft in 2010, marking what Aircell believed to be business aviation’s
largest-ever in-flight connectivity order. Today’s announcement for 100
additional systems will expand NetJets’ connected fleet by approximately 40%.
With the service, NetJets passengers and flight crews can enjoy high-speed
Internet capabilities above 10,000 feet in the continental US and portions of Alaska, using their own
Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets, smartphones, electronic flight bags and other
“For both business and pleasure, our Owners value the ability to stay
connected while they travel,” said Chuck Suma, NetJets’ senior vice
president, aircraft management. “Connectivity is an integral part of our
Owner experience, and the decision to expand was driven by the needs of Owners
of our fractional share and card products.”
John Wade, Aircell’s executive vice president and general manager, said,
“NetJets’ decision to expand what is already business aviation’s largest fleet
of connected aircraft speaks directly to the increasingly important role
connectivity plays in the life of today’s traveller. We’re pleased to continue
our long-standing relationship with NetJets on this important programme.”
The installation process is already underway at Duncan Aviation, and the entire
retrofit programme is expected to be completed by mid-2014.