BROOMFIELD, Colo. – Oct. 13, 2022 – Gogo Business Aviation has signed Super Bowl-winning quarterback Russell Wilson to be a Gogo 5G ambassador.
As the company’s ambassador, Wilson will serve as a spokesman for the company, appear in a variety of marketing materials, and will speak to his use of Gogo’s service while flying.
“Between football, family and business, being connected in the air is vital to me and that’s why I am excited to join the Gogo team and help others take part in the Gogo 5G network, which will change the travel experience for good,” said Wilson.
“Whether I’m FaceTiming with my family, going over plays with teammates or working on off-field ventures like the Why Not You Foundation, I know the value of a strong Wi-Fi connection. Gogo is the only connectivity I’ve ever had on my plane because it’s the only one I can always trust. I can’t imagine flying without Gogo.”
“We’re thrilled to have Russell join the Gogo team,” said Sergio Aguirre, Gogo’s president and chief operating officer. “He’s been a longtime Gogo customer, so he knows firsthand the value of Gogo’s inflight connectivity. 5G will take his Wi-Fi experience to another level. He’ll be an expert resource and trusted voice for other business aircraft operators about Gogo 5G.”
Wilson’s image will first appear in Gogo’s tradeshow booth at the National Business Aviation Association’s annual convention and exhibition (NBAA-BACE) on Oct. 18-20 in Orlando. Gogo will also have his aircraft on display at the Orlando Executive Airport, highlighting the Gogo 5G antennas on the belly of the aircraft and the installation of the L5 system with the full 5G provisional kit.
Gogo is the world’s largest provider of broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market. We offer a customizable suite of smart cabin systems for highly integrated connectivity, inflight entertainment and voice solutions.
Gogo’s products and services are installed on thousands of business aircraft of all sizes and mission types from turboprops to the largest global jets, and are utilized by the largest fractional ownership operators, charter operators, corporate flight departments and individuals.
As of June 30, 2022, Gogo reported 2,893 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 6,654 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4,462 aircraft with narrowband satellite connectivity installed. Connect with us at business.gogoair.com.
About Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson’s dedication to excellence is exemplified as an elite quarterback in the NFL, an innovated entrepreneur, and a community leader. Growing up in Virginia, Wilson developed a love for football at a young age and his determination through high school and college led to being drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in 2012.
In his 10 seasons with the team, Wilson led the Seahawks to more wins than any other quarterback in team history, including a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII. In Spring 2022, he was traded to the Denver Broncos and recently started his first season with the team.
Off the field, Wilson’s leadership, passion and business acumen have resulted in assembling an impressive and diverse portfolio of business ventures. Wilson also heads West2East, a brand management, creative content and production company, in addition to Why Not You Productions, with his wife Ciara, which focuses on scripted and unscripted film, television, and digital content projects.
He has landed major endorsements and global ambassadorships with several companies, including Nike, Amazon, Verizon, Wilson’s Sporting Goods, Alaska Airlines, and Bose; and he founded a men’s apparel line, Good Man Brand.
In 2020, Wilson expanded his fashion empire with Ciara and together they created The House of LRC, based upon the principles of Love, Respect, and Care. The House of LR&C includes the already established Good Man Brand, Human Nation, a line that promotes the ideas of community, inclusivity, and sustainability, and Lita, an accessible, luxury line for women.
In 2014, he launched the Why Not You Foundation, a non-profit creating change by motivating and empowering youth. The WNYF raised more than $4 million, including $2.6 million for Strong Against Cancer with Safeway. His weekly visits to Seattle Children’s lifts the spirits and brings joy to the hearts of patients and families.