Last week, Gogo exhibited at the annual Aircraft Passenger Experience Expo (APEX) in Long Beach, California.
As one of the largest exhibitors, our booth space gave us the opportunity to showcase all of our products and services, along with three large meeting spaces for comfortable in-booth meetings with partners and customers.
Front and center at the Gogo booth was the demonstration area for our 2Ku antenna and its innovative fuselage mounting solution.
The antenna is currently installed on over 300 aircraft, with over 1500 in backlog awaiting installation. During the show, the antenna was one of the most popular exhibits at the booth, drawing in considerable crowds.
This is a close-up of our 2Ku system, with a clear radome used at the booth to allow visitors to see the antenna array underneath. Next to the antenna are the avionics boxes containing our airborne processor, satellite modem and antenna controller.
On the side of our booth, we proudly showcased all of our current airline partners. Some of these airlines have been offering Gogo connectivity solutions to their passengers for almost 10 years, others are new partners, helping us introduce Gogo to new global markets.
The first day of the expo is dedicated to educational workshops and panels. Our main contribution came from Anand Chari, our chief technology officer (3rd from the right) who spoke at a 2-part panel with the topic “Defining the future with connectivity providers, airlines and aircraft manufacturers”.
At the end of day 1, attendees were able to unwind during our networking party. The Gogo parties at APEX have become very popular, and with over 300 attendees it is one of the most exclusive company hosted events of the show.
This year, the Gogo APEX networking party was held at the Aquarium of the Pacific, a fantastic venue with a large open space for our DJ, multiple beverage and food stations, as well as plenty of quiet space surrounded by tanks showcasing many of the creatures found in the Pacific Ocean.
At the end of meetings held at our three separate spaces, we sent guests home with a small token of our appreciation; a gorgeous set of aviation themed drinks coasters and 2 airplane mixing sticks.
On behalf of the entire Gogo APEX 2017 team, we’d like to thank everyone who visited our booth with a special thank you to all of the airlines who took time out of their schedule to meet with our sales team.