Duncan Aviation has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) validation for its three most recent Gogo Avance L5 wi-fi STCs. The company has now developed nine STCs for the Avance L5 system, through its Engineering and Certification Services department. As well as the wi-fi certification, the STCs cover the full equipment and antenna installation for each aircraft make/model.
This most recent validation, sought by a team of engineers from Duncan Aviation’s facility in Battle Creek, Michigan, was led by certification coordinator Ayui Murata. Murata and her team received approval in mid-October for the Cessna Citation 680, Cessna Citation 750 and Gulfstream G200.
Duncan Aviation has now secured TCCA validation on all nine of its Gogo Avance L5 STCs, covering the Global Express, XRS and 6000; Global 5000; Challenger CL-650, CL-605, CL-604, CL-601-3A and CL-601-3R; Challenger 300 and 350; Gulfstream GIV, G300 and G400; Gulfstream GIV-X, G350 and G450; Falcon 900; Falcon 900EX (EX, EASy, LX, DX); Falcon 2000; Falcon 2000EX (EX, EASy, LX, DX, LXS, S); Cessna Citation 680 and Cessna Citation 750.
“Many of the requests for quotes we’ve been getting are for connectivity, and we expect demand to remain strong well into 2021,” said John Spellmeyer, regional avionics sales manager.
For a limited time, customers who install the Gogo Avance L5 wi-fi system at one of Duncan Aviation’s full-service facilities or any of its 27 satellite avionics shops or workaway stations will also receive unlimited Gogo Text & Talk and Gogo Vision subscription services up to one full year free of charge. Gogo Text & Talk lets an aircraft’s crew and passengers use their personal smartphones and devices to call and text in the air just as they do on the ground. Gogo Vision lets passengers enjoy movies, TV shows, magazines, flight maps and more on their own devices during flight.
The Gogo Avance L5 system connects to the Gogo Biz 4G network. Passengers can stream live video and audio, watch video conferences, use their personal smartphones, access data for cockpit apps in real-time, and perform remote diagnostics in flight.