Gogo Avance L3 will be fitted as a factory option on the Pilatus PC-12 NG production line. The aircraft is the first single-engine turboprop to offer L3 as a factory option. It is also the debut for Gogo Vision on a PC-12. Gogo Vision, included in the L3 solution, offers a selection of movies and TV programs.
“Pilatus’ selection of Gogo Avance L3 is a great step forward with a valued partner who recognizes the value of our software-centric Avance platform and the reliability and performance of the Gogo Biz network,” said Mark Sander, vice president of OEM sales for Gogo. “The Gogo Avance L3 offers unparalleled flexibility and scalability compared to other inflight connectivity solutions in business aviation and now, for the first time, passengers on a PC-12 NG can access entertainment services provided by Gogo Vision.”
Gogo says the Avance L3 inflight connectivity and entertainment system offers a small, lightweight form factor and affordable pricing options – making it particularly suitable for smaller aircraft.
“Our customers enjoy having the ability to be connected when they fly and we’re pleased to offer Gogo’s Avance L3 as an option from the factory,” said Tom Aniello, vice president of marketing for Pilatus. “The additional value-added features and benefits that are included as part of Avance L3 made it an easy decision to offer it to our customers from the factory.”
Gogo Avance integrates data, voice, maps, entertainment and CMS services. Passengers can stay connected to email, send text messages and make voice calls with Gogo Text & Talk (a service plan is required), access flight apps including moving maps, weather and flight information. Users can also read the latest news clips and articles from digital magazines and business news outlets or watch movies and TV shows using Gogo Vision (a service plan is required).
For customers looking for full internet connectivity, Avance L3 can be enabled to connect to the Gogo Biz data network, which Gogo says offers a 3G experience. Operators can control and manage the number of devices they allow to connect and scale their configuration up or down as needs change.