Avionics News May 2017 - 61
Western Aircraft is in Boise, Idaho, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
the network in the continental U.S. and large portions of
Alaska and Canada.
"Western Aircraft remains one of Gogo's trusted
partners with expertise and a long-standing reputation of
delivering great service to its clients," said Andy Geist,
senior vice president of business aviation solutions for
Gogo. "As we progress toward the launch of the Gogo 4G
service in 2017, and our next generation network in 2018,
partners like Western Aircraft are crucial to ensuring our
customers will have our service and experience to bring
the system to the market."
Created specifically for the business aviation market,
Gogo's 4G system is a specially designed application
of Gogo's air-to-ground technology that leverages its
existing ground network of more than 250 towers, fiber
backhaul and technology that has already flown hundreds
of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and
commercial aircraft. The 4G equipment package will
incorporate dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of
other features from a single box.
Western Aircraft began as the corporate flight
department for the Morrison Knudsen Corp., headquartered
in Boise, Idaho, more than 60 years ago. In, 1957, MK
60-YEAR HISTORY, WESTERN
AIRCRAFT HAS MAINTAINED
EXCELLENCE IN ITS WORK.
THE COMPANY PARTNERS WITH OTHER
BUSINESSES AND THE AIRPORT IN BOISE
TO ENHANCE ITS CAPABILITIES. THESE
FACTORS HAVE LED TO MUCH GROWTH.
responded to an overwhelming need for aircraft repair
services by applying for and receiving its first certified
repair station certificate from the Federal Aviation
During the 1980s, three more hangars were added,
and the company became a wholly owned subsidiary
of Morrison Knudsen, incorporated under the name of
Western Aircraft Inc.
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