Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global leader in providing broadband connectivity solutions and wireless entertainment to the aviation industry, announced the appointment of Patrick Carroll as regional president in Asia Pacific (APAC).
Carroll is a 30-year aviation veteran, holding a variety of operational and management roles in the APAC region at Airbus and BAE Systems. He is also a certified flight instructor, chartered engineer and was awarded an OBE, an honor from the Queen of England for services to the aviation industry.
"As the growth of connected aviation in Asia Pacific expands, Gogo is committed to serving our airline partners in that region along with cultivating new growth opportunities for our 2Ku satellite technology in this market," said John Wade, COO at Gogo. "Patrick is the perfect fit to lead these efforts."
Gogo currently provides in-flight connectivity services to Japan Airlines and Japan Transocean Air. Earlier this year, Gogo made an announcement securing regulatory approval to provide service on aircraft flying in Chinese air space and began service in China working with China Telecom Satellite.
Carroll will manage Gogo's airline accounts, certification and operations in the APAC region from Shanghai and will report to Gogo's COO, John Wade.
With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is the leader in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. Gogo connects aircraft, providing its airlines partners with the world's most powerful network and platform to help optimize their operations. Gogo's superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, airlines partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.
Today, Gogo has partnerships with 16 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on more than 2,900 commercial aircraft. More than 7,000 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 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, IL, with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO, and various locations overseas.