Gogo tops 1m flights
March 30, 2022
By Chris Forrester
Gogo Business Aviation supplies business aircraft with communications and entertainment. The company has just topped 1 million flights using its AVANCE in-flight platform.
“Demand for connectivity is at an all-time high and Gogo is delivering a world-class experience for customers who are doing data-heavy activities while in flight,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. “AVANCE continues to deliver across the widest variety of aircraft in business aviation from the Cirrus Vision Jet to ultralong-range global aircraft.”
Gogo claims its AVANCE is the most successful broadband product ever launched in business aviation with 2,504 business aircraft flying with an AVANCE L5 or L3 system onboard as of December 31st 2021.
With increased demand for interactive data-intense applications like Zoom, FaceTime and Office 365, in Q4 of 2021 Gogo saw a 38 per cent increase across all systems in megabytes consumed per flight, and a 29 percent increase in flights per day compared to pre-pandemic levels in Q4/2019.
“Today AVANCE L5 offers the easiest upgrade path to Gogo 5G. AVANCE L5 is delivering 2-to-7+ Mb/s speeds with very low latency, which is critical for real-time video conferencing applications like Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Gogo 5G will deliver ~25 Mb/s on average with peak speeds between 75-80 Mb/s, and Gogo remains on track to launch 5G in the second half of 2022 – on time and on budget,” says Gogo.
As of December 31st 2021, Gogo reported 2504 business aircraft flying with Gogo’s AVANCE L5 or L3 system installed, 6400 aircraft flying with its ATG systems onboard, and 4567 aircraft with satellite connectivity installed.