Gogo Advances Business Aircraft Connectivity Services

ExcelAire added a new Embraer Legacy 600 business jet, one of the first private jets worldwide to feature Gogo AVANCE L5, the latest Gogo Business Aviation wireless solution. ExcelAire

Gogo has become well known to business travelers for its in-flight Internet service available on a long list of airlines. But Gogo is also taking a bite into the business jet market with its connectivity service products.

The company recently achieved Supplemental Type Certification and Parts Manufacturer Approval for its AVANCE L5, formerly known as Gogo Biz 4G, providing inflight connectivity allowing passengers to stream live videos and movies, operate a smartphone, download cockpit data and much more, at similar speeds customers are used to on the ground.

The service uses Gogo’s well established ground-based 4G network. AVANCE L5 also incorporates dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and provides an upgrade path to Gogo’s upcoming Next Gen network, scheduled to launch in 2018 that will use LTE technology at speeds up to 100 Mbps.

Gogo's AVANCE L5 incorporates dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and provides an upgrade path to the company's upcoming NextGen network. Gogo

Several Gogo partners are now working on AVANCE L5 STCs for about 40 different business aircraft types. One of the early adopters of AVANCE L5 is ExcelAire, a jet charter services, aircraft management, maintenance and sales company. ExcelAire’s jet charter fleet recently added an AVANCE L5-equipped Embraer Legacy 600 that seats 13 passengers in two spacious cabin areas.

“Productivity during flight will increase with Gogo AVANCE L5, enabling travelers to work more efficiently with seamless Internet access,” said Rob Sherry, senior vice president of operations for ExcelAire. “They will also have the ability to stream news, the latest on-demand blockbuster movies, TV episodes and sporting events.”

Pia Bergqvist joined FLYING in December 2010. A passionate aviator, Pia started flying in 1999 and quickly obtained her single- and multi-engine commercial, instrument and instructor ratings. After a decade of working in general aviation, Pia has accumulated almost 3,000 hours of flight time in nearly 40 different types of aircraft.

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