STC enables Gogo Avance L5 installation on in-service Phenom 300 aircraft


The FAA has granted STC approval to Embraer to install Gogo’s Avance L5 wi-fi on the Phenom 300. It is the first Embraer jet to receive FAA STC approval for aftermarket installations. Avance L5 is also available for the Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 through service bulletins.

“Gogo’s solutions allow our customers in North America to elevate their travel experience with non-stop connectivity and inflight entertainment,” said Johann Bordais, president and CEO of Embraer Services & Support. “The Avance L5 has been delivering an inflight wi-fi experience that has delighted our Legacy and Praetor customers and we’re excited to bring this aftermarket solution to our Phenom 300 customers.”

Avance L5 connects to Gogo’s 4G network, and enables activities such as streaming video and audio, on-demand movies, personal smartphone use and real-time data for cockpit apps while in flight. It also provides an easy upgrade path for anyone who wants to add Gogo 5G when the network launches in 2021.

“Embraer’s certification of Gogo Avance L5 is further validation of our ability to offer customers the most advanced air-to-ground technology available today and shows the confidence Embraer has in our Avance platform and our 4G network,” said David Salvador, vice president of aftermarket sales for Gogo Business Aviation. “Gogo Avance L5 has been added to aircraft of all sizes and mission types, delivering a robust inflight wi-fi experience, and we’re making it more accessible by adding Embraer’s Phenom 300 series for the aftermarket.”

Avance combines Gogo’s hardware and software technology to create a fully integrated inflight connectivity and entertainment platform.

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