Silverhawk Aviation working on STCs for Gogo Biz 4G

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With Gogo planning to launch its 4G service in the first half of 2017, Silverhawk Aviation, an authorized full-service Gogo dealer, is working to develop STCs for the system for Cessna Citation 560 series aircraft. It will also act as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other business aircraft types. The Silverhawk STC will cover 560 series airframes including the Citation V, Ultra, Encore, Encore+ and C560XL/XLS and XLS+.

“The new 4G system from Gogo is one of the leading connectivity solutions our customers ask us about,” said Gene Luce, maintenance manager, Silverhawk Aviation. “We have installed several of Gogo’s ATG 2000 and ATG 5000 systems. Our team of factory-trained and experienced avionics technicians are ready to install, certify and turn on Gogo’s system on many of the Citations we currently service, and many more beyond our current client base.”

Gogo 4G will incorporate Gogo Vision (which includes IFE content, a flight tracker and weather) and Gogo Text & Talk, which enables passengers to call and text using their own smartphones and numbers. It will also enable streaming video and audio; the use of apps that enable face-to-face conversations; email with attachments; and web browsing over continental USA and large portions of Alaska and Canada.

March 28, 2017

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