Travel Management Company, based in Elkhart, Ind., said Friday it is installing Gogo Biz high-speed Internet service on all mid-size aircraft in its fleet of charter aircraft. Installations are already underway and are scheduled for completion in the spring of 2012. The announcement includes 21 firm orders plus options for as many as 30 systems for deployment on additional aircraft.
Gogo Biz enables passengers and flight crews to enjoy high-speed Internet capabilities above 10,000 feet in the continental U.S. and portions of Alaska, using their own Wi-Fi enabled laptops, tablets, EFBs, smartphones and other mobile devices.
Travel Management Company owns and operates 50 light and midsize jets, including the industry's largest privately owned fleet of Hawker 400XPs, along with a growing fleet of Hawker 800/850XPs.
Scott Wise, general manager of TMC, said, “We own every one of the aircraft we operate and that gives us complete control over the fleet – including what amenities are offered. Connectivity has become like oxygen to our customers and Gogo Biz will dramatically change the in-flight passenger experience, as well as significantly differentiate us in the charter market. We’re delighted to offer it and look forward to completing the installation process.”