More than 5,000 Gogo Business Aviation systems – including nearly 450 Avance solutions – have now been activated. Gogo’s solutions include the Avance L5 and L3 systems, as well as other air-to-ground solutions.
“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 realization of a dream made possible by hundreds of talented, hard-working and dedicated people. The success of the Avance platform is unprecedented in business aviation and has pushed us to new heights much more quickly than anyone expected.”
Avance L5, which enables bandwidth-intensive activity such as streaming video, has been in the market for a little more than a year. More than 350 Avance L5 systems have been installed, and an additional 300 shipped. Since the start of 2018, the L5 system has been used on more than 28,000 flights. Avance L3, which began shipping earlier in 2018, is expected to reach 100 installations by mid-November, less than a year after launch.
Avance L5 and L3 systems are installed at Gogo-authorized MROs and aftermarket OEM service centers. Gogo and its OEM partners and dealers have received FAA type certificate and STC approvals for Avance L5 across more than 40 airframes. In addition, Gogo and its partners are targeting STCs for more than 15 additional airframes in the coming months, which would make Avance L5 available for more than 55 business jet platforms. For Avance L3, STCs have been secured on seven aircraft models, with another STC being finalized “in the coming days”.