As an aircraft broker, we know that being an expert on the aircraft you’re delivering is key to your success and reputation. Previously, saying an aircraft is “Wi-Fi equipped” may have caught a prospect’s attention; now, they know it’s a necessity. In fact, many industry experts say that aircraft with an up-to-date inflight connectivity system sell faster.1 But we realize it doesn’t guarantee a premium price – particularly if the system is antiquated or you don’t quite know what it can do. That’s why we’re here to help.
We’ve created a quick list of questions your potential buyers may have about Gogo inflight Wi-Fi service. We cover the basics of what you can do when you connect in the air, how to determine what system the aircraft has, and whom to contact with questions about demonstrating connectivity service to a potential buyer or activating a new owner.
If it’s not clear what Gogo inflight connectivity system is on the aircraft, you or the aircraft owner can contact Gogo Customer Support for previous connectivity details for the specific aircraft. Once we verify ownership, we can identify the current services available on the plane, as well as identify other services that may be available but not currently activated – which could interest a potential buyer.
As an added benefit, we can confirm that you have the latest software upgrades on the system prior to sale.
Gogo inflight connectivity allows its customers to connect directly to the internet through a secure aircraft Wi-Fi network. It’s similar to connecting to a Wi-Fi network at home, in an office, or at a local coffee shop. This service allows passengers not only to easily get online to browse the web, send and receive emails (with or without attachments), transfer files, and access a corporate VPN, but also stream audio and video content (4G and 5G networks only) – all while in the air.
Depending on the additional services available, the passengers may be able to make phone calls directly from their personal smartphone or view inflight movies, TV episodes, news, flight information, and magazines.
You can find more information about our technology and its capabilities here.
Gogo seamlessly provides inflight connectivity coverage throughout the continental U.S., including parts of Alaska and Canada. We offer 3G, 4G, and 5G network services depending on the connectivity system installed and the service plan a customer chooses. Across the country whether remote or populated areas, you can trust the reliability and speed of Gogo’s dedicated business aviation network.
If your customers plan on traveling internationally, depending on what additional connectivity systems are available on the aircraft, such as satellite or global broadband, the customer may have connectivity coverage overseas. Many Gogo systems can provide seamless network coverage when integrated with these global systems. In particular, our AVANCE L3, L5, and even SCS products can provide you with global connectivity regardless of size of aircraft, number of users, or location around the world.
Discover more about Gogo-supported satellite services and our LEO Global Broadband service on our global solutions webpage.
Here’s a quick view of what the potential buyer can expect with Gogo inflight Wi-Fi service. These details can vary depending on what systems, services, and service plan are activated on the aircraft.
That depends. Costs for inflight connectivity vary based on the service plan the customer chooses.
Choosing an inflight Wi-Fi service is comparable to how you choose your mobile phone data plan. Customers can select a plan based on the number of megabytes available per month, or what types of services they’d like – such as basic internet, streaming, inflight entertainment, or wireless calling on a personal smartphone. Our service plans are fully customizable, from unlimited to pay as you go plans.
For some helpful information on inflight connectivity costs, view our available service plans.
We understand that you may want to demonstrate internet on the aircraft to a potential buyer while it’s on the market. When an aircraft goes to sale, we recommend you or the seller contact Gogo Customer Support to determine the best service options.
We provide the following services depending on what’s easiest for you during the sales cycle:
To successfully transfer or enable new services on a recently purchased aircraft, you or the new owner must contact Gogo Customer Support.
We support the new aircraft owner in creating a new customer account, choosing a service plan that best meets their needs, and providing any additional support to get them up and running quickly on using Gogo inflight connectivity.
1. 2018. “Does Cabin Wi-Fi Provide a Direct Connection to Higher Aircraft Resale Value?” AINonline, May, 2018.
Watch our inflight Wi-Fi 101 webinar exclusive to CJP members, and learn what it takes to surf the web at 20,000 feet and 400 knots.
Hear what experts say about increasing the resale value of your business jet with inflight Wi-Fi.
Watch the video to learn more about how Brad Keselowski and his family use inflight Wi-Fi.
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