CHICAGO and WASHINGTON, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (GOGO), the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, and Phasor, a leading developer of innovative, enterprise-grade electronically steerable antennas (ESAs), today announced their development partnership has achieved its initial core-technology performance objectives and will progress to the productization phase. During the next phase, the technology will be packaged as an airborne terminal to address the commercial aviation market.
Phasor's very low-profile ESA will enhance the reliable and robust delivery of high-bandwidth airborne connectivity services. The antenna is solid-state, with no moving parts, eliminates several components associated with traditional connectivity solutions, and allows dual satellite signals to be tracked electronically. The ESA can be flat or conformal in form and is designed to be well-suited for traditional geostationary (GSO) satellite networks, high throughput satellites (HTS), as well as non-geostationary (NGSO) satellite networks.
"Gogo is focused on continuing to add to our leading portfolio of technology solutions, which provides the highest quality Inflight Internet across the broadest range of aircraft types. We identified the promise of Phasor's innovative solution due to a range of factors, including its multi-constellation capabilities and form factor," said Oakleigh Thorne, CEO of Gogo. "We see a number of potential applications for this technology, with initial applicability targeted at smaller commercial aviation aircraft. We are pleased with the progress to-date and look forward to continuing our partnership during the next development phase."
"Gogo is a technology and services leader in the in-flight connectivity market, and we are very pleased to partner with them so that together we may address the growing demand for communications in the aeronautical broadband sector," said David Helfgott, CEO of Phasor. "We are grateful for Gogo's ongoing support and confidence and look forward to progressing through the next stages of the program together."
Gogo is the Inflight Internet Company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet and develop software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by our aviation partners. Once connected, we provide industry leading reliability around the world. Our mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so our aviation partners perform better and their passengers travel happier.
You can find Gogo's products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO and locations across the globe. Connect with us at gogoair.com.
About Phasor Inc.
Phasor Inc. is a leading developer of high throughput, enterprise-grade, modular phased array antennas, headquartered in Washington DC, with a technology development subsidiary in London. Phasor's electronically steerable antennas (ESAs) are based on patented innovations in dynamic beam forming technologies and system architecture. Phasor's mission is to enable high-speed broadband communications while in-flight, at sea or traveling over land. For more information please visit www.phasorsolutions.com
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