In-flight communications specialists Gogo now has more than 1000 of its Avance systems installed, almost totally in business and executive jet aircraft. The company says the systems have flown more than 108 million miles (in 175,000 flights).
“When we launched the AVANCE L5, we knew it would delight our customers, but it’s surpassed all our expectations,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. “We then launched AVANCE L3 and that system has delivered connectivity to smaller aircraft bringing a customizable connectivity experience to meet the needs of passengers on light jets and turboprops. The great news is that demand from the marketplace continues to be strong for both systems.”
Gogo says its L5 and L3 systems operate on the Gogo AVANCE platform – which it describes as a breakthrough combination of hardware and software that is the foundation of all of Gogo’s latest inflight connectivity solutions. Because the AVANCE systems are software-centric, it enables a new level of remote, cloud-based service and support. With AVANCE, Gogo can now activate and de-activate features remotely – no license keys or onsite support required – so AVANCE L3 customers now have the ability to choose from one of three configuration options with the ability to transition between those options at any given time, without anyone having to step onboard an aircraft.
The AVANCE L5 connects to the Gogo 4G network delivering faster speeds and enhanced network capacity enabling activities such as live streaming video and audio, video conferencing, on-demand movies, faster web browsing, personal smartphone use, real-time data for cockpit apps, and remote diagnostics and support while in flight. The L5 also provides an upgrade path for anyone who wants to add Gogo 5G when the network launches in 2021.
In total, at the end of its Q2, Gogo Business Aviation reported 5,462 aircraft flying with its air-to-ground (ATG) systems onboard and another 5,099 using satellite connectivity.