4G wi-fi comes to Bombardier Challenger 300 and 600 series jets

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Bombardier and Duncan Aviation have collaborated to achieve STCs enabling the installation of the Gogo Avance L5 system on Challenger 300 and 600 series aircraft. The system gives access to the Gogo Biz 4G wi-fi network. It is available on new Challenger aircraft and can also be retrofitted on Challenger 300 and 600 series types at Bombardier’s service centers in North America, Duncan Aviation’s MROs, and some of Duncan Aviation’s satellite locations.

The system, available on new Challenger aircraft, allows passengers to browse the internet, stream audio and video, and access CMS services.

“Bombardier is proud to lead the way in cabin connectivity and offer this fast, reliable 4G wi-fi system on new Challenger 350/650 aircraft and on in-service Challenger 300/600 series aircraft, so passengers can enjoy the smooth ride our aircraft are known for, while staying connected,” said Brad Nolen, vice president of marketing at Bombardier Business Aircraft.

“Duncan Aviation and Bombardier are committed to working together to provide quick, all-encompassing connectivity solutions for Challenger aircraft,” said Dennis Kruse, avionics sales and service representative at Duncan Aviation. “We are pleased our customers can stay connected in the air by obtaining this advanced technology.”

The Gogo Biz 4G network is claimed to be up to three times faster than the 3G network and makes use of more than 250 towers for connectivity over continental USA and large parts of Canada and Alaska. The system is designed specifically for business aircraft.

Bombardier and Duncan Aviation have already completed installations of the Gogo Avance L5 in-cabin wi-fi system on Challenger 300 and 605 aircraft. 

May 10, 2018

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