Gogo expands Cloud in Europe on London's airportsStaff writer ▼ | May 25, 2016
Gogo announced that Gogo Cloud, the company's wireless content delivery network, is expanding into Europe with service available at select locations.
Air connection The transfer takes place at ultra-high speed
All three are key strategic locations in two of Europe's largest and most important cities for business travellers.
Paris-Le Bourget was the busiest business aviation airport in Europe last year with more than 50,000 movements, and TAG Farnborough consistently ranks in the top five busiest business airports in Europe. Additional FBOs will be added in Europe throughout 2017.
The first service of its kind in the business aviation market, Gogo Cloud allows customers of Gogo Vision – the company's in-flight entertainment (IFE) service – to automatically receive the latest updates whenever they visit a Gogo Cloud location.
Gogo Vision serves up a licensed library of the hottest Hollywood movies and TV shows. It also includes features such as news, a flight tracker, flight progress information, destination weather, screen sharing, and in-cabin file transfer.
When an aircraft arrives at a Gogo Cloud location, Gogo's UCS 5000 smart-cabin system automatically connects to the Gogo Cloud Wi-Fi signal and does a complete content update without any intervention from the flight crew.
The transfer takes place at ultra-high speed – typically less than 60 seconds to load a 30-minute TV episode, and about three minutes for a feature-length movie. The UCS 5000 system is business aviation's first all-in-one smart router/media server. ■