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Gogo Overview

Website www.gogoair.com
Headquarters Itasca, IL
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Public (GOGO)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Gogo is a leading global aero-communications service provider that offers in-flight Internet, entertainment, text messaging, voice and a host of other communications-related services to the commercial and business aviation markets.

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Mission: Advance aviation by connecting every aircraft with the most trusted communications services on and above our planet.

Gogo – Why Work For Us?


Gogo is a leading global aero-communications service provider that offers in-flight Internet, entertainment, text messaging, voice, connected aircraft services and a host of other communications-related services to the commercial and business aviation markets. Gogo has partnerships with 11 major commercial airlines and is now installed on nearly 2,400 commercial aircraft. More than 6,800 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer.

Gogo has more than 900 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas. Connect with us 


It all began in 1991 at a barbecue joint in Denison, Texas, where company founder Jimmy Ray sketched onto a paper napkin his visionary idea for a telephone system on aircraft.

Through a unique partnership with cellular providers, Gogo began as Aircell, providing analog-based voice communications on private aircraft in North America.

In 2006, Gogo was awarded an exclusive frequency license by the FCC. After securing this spectrum, the company designed, patented, and deployed an uninterrupted cellular-based network across the U.S. to provide broadband Internet services to the aviation market.

In 2008, Gogo made its debut on commercial aircraft, bringing robust Internet access to the skies and transforming the experience for air travelers. 

Today, Gogo has more than 2,400 commercial and 6,800 business aircraft equipped with our services across our Air-To-Ground (ATG) and satellite technology platforms. We continue to develop products and services to keep passengers productive, informed and entertained while they're in the air.


Gogo uses a variety of advanced technologies to keep people connected in air. As a company, Gogo is technology agnostic – whether it’s our exclusive Air-To-Ground (ATG) system or satellite-based solution. 

There’s no one-solution-fits-all approach. Just as certain routes are better served by certain aircraft types, the technology that’s ideal for one aircraft may not be the best option for another. That’s why Gogo offers a suite of technologies — so our airline partners can find the right solution for their fleet, their passengers, and their future.

  • Air-to-Ground (ATG): With a proven track record of performance, reliability, and scalability, Gogo’s ATG-based service will continue to provide a rich user experience for connected travelers by featuring 3G wireless utilizing EV-DO Rev. A.
  • ATG-4: Gogo’s ATG-4 service will significantly enhance the existing ATG network and improve per aircraft capacity by approximately four times current performance through the addition of Directional Antenna, Dual Modem, and EV-DO Rev. B technologies. This new platform is backwards compatible and allows for upgrades to existing ATG systems through low cost retrofits.
  • Ka-band satellite: Gogo was named a service provider for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress™ satellite service in November, 2011. Inmarsat has also selected Gogo’s business aviation, as a distribution partner for the business and government aviation markets.
  • Ku-band satellite: Gogo announced in May, 2012 that it will partner with satellite equipment provider, AeroSat, to bring a Ku-satellite solution to commercial airlines. Ku satellite technology allows Gogo to offer airlines connectivity services that extend beyond the United States, including transoceanic routes, and serves the needs of some of our airlines partners in the near-term until Inmarsat’s
    Global Xpress Ka-satellite service becomes available.
  • 2Ku: This revolutionary solution leverages next-generation spot-beam satellites to deliver unprecedented performance and enhanced equatorial coverage. 2Ku will have two low-profile, high efficiency Ku-band satellite antennas. The new technology will deliver peak speeds to the aircraft of more than 70 Mbps. 2Ku will be available in the second half of 2015.

  • SwiftBroadband: SwiftBroadband is Inmarsat's latest generation of service for near -global access for light Internet, email and Corporate VPN access and voice. Faster, lighter and more affordable than previous global technology, it makes in-flight connectivity a reality for virtually any business aircraft.

Business Aviation Technologies: For the business aviation market, Gogo currently offers three different in-flight technologies, including Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband (satellite), Gogo Biz™ (ATG) and recently announced ATG-4 for business aviation.

Gogo Reviews

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    Current Employee - Distinguished Member of Technical Staff in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Gogo full-time (More than 5 years)


    Excellent technology to work with! Excellent and knowledge teams to work with!


    Hours are long sometime. Not enough lead time between projects. Everything is priority! I guess that can be any job.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Gogo (Chicago, IL) in September 2015.


    There was a half hour phone screen with human resources and then there was a half hour phone screen with hiring manager. I have not heard anything else back from the company.

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Gogo Awards & Accolades

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  • Fast Fifty, Crain's Chicago Business, 2015
  • Fast Fifty, Crain's Chicago Business, 2014
  • Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2014
  • Tech 50- Michael Small, Crain's Chicago Business, 2014
  • Chicago's Most Innovative Companies, Crain's Eureka Index, 2014
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