Posted on: 22 March 2018 by Kimberley Young
Gogo Business Aviation has reached the 100th installation of a Gogo AVANCE L5 system in six months.
The installation was recently completed by Constant Aviation on an Embraer Legacy 500 for a mid-west US-based flight department.
Gogo said more than 275 AVANCE L5 systems have been shipped with hundreds of additional systems on back order and scheduled for delivery in 2018, in total Gogo expects to have approximately 500 installations of the new system by the end of 2018.
AVANCE L5 systems are being actively installed at all MROs and aftermarket OEM service centres. To date, Gogo and its OEM partners and dealers have received type certificate and supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for AVANCE L5 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) across more than 35 airframes.
In the coming months, Gogo and its partners are securing STCs for more than 25 additional airframes, meaning AVANCE L5 will be available for installation on more than 55 business jet platforms.
Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation said the demand for the systems has been “overwhelming” continuing: “The reports we’re receiving from those who are using L5 have been extremely positive and the system is performing as expected. Our mission now is to get our product manufacturing caught up with the demand, and we’re making tremendous progress on that front every day.”
“Flight departments, passengers and owners appreciate both the value and the enhanced inflight connectivity experience the AVANCE L5 delivers for everyone on board,” said Jay Rizzo, executive vice president of strategic sales at Constant Aviation. “In addition to the installations completed thus far for Gogo, Constant Aviation has more than 50 AVANCE L5 installations scheduled before the end of 2018. We’re pleased to partner with Gogo to help bring this technology to the cabin and improve the quality of air travel through a better in-flight Wi-Fi experience.”
Constant Aviation has secured STCs for Gulfstream, Cessna, Embraer and Bombardier airframes.