Gogo Inc. Announces Entry into India with the Opening of a New
CHENNAI, January25, 2018-- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, announced today that it is entering the India market by establishing a technology development center in Chennai, with plans to be fully operational by March 2018.
Gogo will commence its operations in Chennai with a team of approximately 30 engineers and developers, and it expects to increase the head count to approximately 100 by the end of 2018. The Chennai facility and team are being established as part of Gogo’s continued international expansion and will support the company’s inflight connectivity technology development and engineering efforts. The facility will also support Gogo’s marketing efforts with India-based airlines as the market for inflight services opens up in the region.
“We are excited to set up base in India with our facility in Chennai. Our presence in India provides access to a large pool of technology and software talent, which will enable us to accelerate the development of our inflight connectivity and entertainment solutions and introduce them to the market,” said Anand Chari, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Gogo. “In addition, the proximity of this facility to our growing base of customers in the Asia Pacific and EMEA region will allow us to better serve such customers.”
With more than 25 years of experience, Gogo is the global leader in inflight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business aircraft. Today, Gogo has 19 commercial airline partners and provides services and solutions to more than 3,000 commercial aircraft and more than 4,200 business aircraft around the world.
Using its large portfolio of networks, inflight systems, inflight services and support capabilities, Gogo works with aviation partners on their operational and business needs to meet the current and future demands of their passengers. Worldwide, Gogo has launched various inflight connectivity solutions over the years, most notably Gogo 2Ku, the company’s latest – and the industry’s most advanced – satellite technology,which offers passengers an Internet experience comparable to what they experience on the ground.