NBAA 2018: Gogo Business Aviation sees AVANCE advance

Gogo Business Aviation has surpassed 5,000 systems activated across the AVANCE platform and its other ATG (air-to-ground) systems.

Gogo has nearly 450 Gogo AVANCE systems flying on business aircraft, including 350 AVANCE L5 and approaching 100 L3 installations. Since the start of the year, the AVANCE L5 system has been in use on more than 28,000 flights, delivering a 4G experience that allows heavy-bandwidth activities such as streaming video, video conferencing, email with large attachments, and fast web browsing.

AVANCE L5 and L3 systems are actively being installed at all Gogo-authorised 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 40 airframes. Gogo and its partners are securing STCs for more than 15 additional airframes in the coming months, meaning AVANCE L5 will be available for installation on more than 55 business jet platforms. For AVANCE L3, STCs have been secured on seven aircraft models, with another STC being finalised in the coming days.

“This has been a banner year for Gogo Business Aviation,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. “What we’ve achieved, surpassing 5,000 systems in business aviation, marks the realisation of a dream made possible by hundreds of talented, hard-working and dedicated people. And, the success of the AVANCE platform is unprecedented in business aviation and has pushed us to new heights much more quickly than anyone expected.”

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