The company has decided to focus on business aviation’s growing demand for in-flight entertainment. So, the following day, Gogo announced a new set of cabin entertainment offerings at the National Business Aviation Association’s GO Virtual Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition.
Enter Gogo Vision 360. This premium package of services is available as a free upgrade to existing customers having Gogo’s AVANCE L5, L3, or SCS system on their aircraft. Activation happens automatically over the air. Content is updated each month with downloads from Gogo Cloudport—either in a customer’s hangar or in Gogo Cloud locations in the United States or Europe.
Vision 360 gives you a new 3D moving map, unlimited TV, more than 150 movie offerings, news clips, e-magazines, and international languages. Destination weather will be available soon. As you fly over landmarks and other points of interest, information can be autoplayed over the terrain below, complete with distance and direction indicators. In-flight status items such as groundspeed, altitude, and heading can also be called up. The service goes for $849 per month.
Gogo also offers a Vision Standard package and a Vision+ service with expanded content. The standard package is free to those already having an AVANCE system, while Vision+ goes for $500 per month.
“Gogo Vision has become an essential part of the inflight experience for many of our passengers and operators,” said Sergio Aguirre, Gogo’s president. “Passengers want to be productive during their flights, but they also need downtime.”