Duncan Aviation and Gogo Business Aviation have updated three STCs originally developed to enable the installation of the Gogo Avance L5 wi-fi system. The updated STCs enable customers to install Avance L3 or a standalone Avance Smart Cabin System (SCS) on the Gulfstream GIV and GIV-X; Bombardier Challenger 300 and 350; and Bombardier Challenger CL-650, CL-605, CL-604, CL-601-3A and CL-601-3R.
Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification Services team has received validation for these STCs from Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TSSA) and has applied for validation with EASA.
The amended STCs for the Avance L3 wi-fi system will include the installation of the Single Air Card line replacement unit (LRU) and mounting tray. They will also cover all other existing architecture for Avance L3, including the wi-fi and terrestrial modem (cellular) antennas. The amended STCs will also cover design changes for the installation of Avance SCS.
“We are pleased to offer the L3 and SCS cost-effective options for customers who want the reliability and functionality of Gogo’s Avance system but don’t yet need the full performance of the L5 wi-fi system,” said Shawn Carraher, manager of engineering and certification business development at Duncan Aviation.
Avance L3 allows users to customise their inflight experience based on their needs, and it can be installed on business aircraft of all types; its size, cost and software-based scalable capabilities even make it suitable for smaller aircraft, including turboprops and light jets. Users can also activate a subscription for on-demand movies and TV programming, moving maps, business news and magazines, all stored on board with Gogo Vision, which is built into the L3 system. The Avance L3 also keeps pilots informed with real-time information on many popular pilot applications.
Avance SCS is a highly integrated smart cabin system that gives passengers a single interface for whatever they want to do: browse the internet; make and receive phone calls; access the CMS; and access moving maps, movies, TV and news via Gogo Vision. It can be installed on virtually any size business aircraft, including those that fly outside of the USA, because it works across ATG and satellite systems. SCS lets users integrate a personal mix of technologies to create a cabin experience that meets their specific needs.
“As one of the leading MROs in the world, and a long-standing valued partner of Gogo, Duncan Aviation continues to lead in the industry with ongoing certification investments in Gogo systems,” says David Salvador, vice president of aftermarket sales for Gogo Business Aviation. “The additional STCs Duncan Aviation has updated for the Gogo Avance L3 and SCS expand the number of aircraft on which our systems can be installed to enable connectivity and entertainment – a significant benefit to our mutual customers.”