First ATG-8000 installation on Embraer Lineage for Jet Aviation in St Louis

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The new ATG-8000 high-speed internet system has been installed under an STC on an Embraer Lineage at Jet Aviation’s facility in St Louis, USA. The company has a second ATG-8000 installation scheduled for April 2017.

“This is the first ATG-8000 ever installed in a Lineage, and it’s a very complex process,” said Blake Hogge, senior manager of aviation sales at Jet Aviation at St Louis. “We had to strip out much of the interior and even take the fuel tanks out of the aircraft’s belly. Basically, we had to take the right side of the aircraft apart.”

The system, which has been installed on lots of commercial airliners, is part of the Gogo Business Aviation’s air-to-ground connectivity package. This incorporates modems, routers and external directional antennas.

February 28, 2017

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