Gogo Business Aviation’s new AVANCE L3 inflight connectivity system has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) from the FAA.
It says the latest connectivity solution from lets users customise their inflight experience based on their unique needs and can be installed on business aircraft of all types, sizes and ages, but is an ideal solution for smaller aircraft including turboprops and light jets.
Gogo says it is actively fulfilling orders that have already been booked and installations are under way via its dealer network.
AVANCE L3 delivers the benefits of the Gogo AVANCE platform to passengers and flight departments in a small, lightweight form factor, with affordable pricing options.
The AVANCE platform integrates a full range of Smart Cabin features, allowing passengers to simply and reliably access and use all available data, voice, maps, entertainment and cabin management system (CMS) services.
It says that by leveraging the AVANCE platform, the L3 delivers an unparalleled level of flexibility so users can adjust their system’s capabilities up or down without anyone needing to board the aircraft.
Mike Syverson, Senior Vice President of Development for Gogo Business Aviation, said: “Once installed, if a customer’s needs change and they want more or fewer capabilities, Gogo can make the adjustments to the system remotely.
“The AVANCE software-centric platform gives us capabilities that are transformative to business aviation. Users are no longer constrained by the hardware itself and there’s no need for downtime in a hangar if business needs evolve and require different service levels.”
The new system allows operators to tailor their passengers’ experience and control and manage the number of devices they allow to connect.
Using AVANCE L3, anyone on board the aircraft can stay connected to email; send text messages and make voice calls with Gogo Text & Talk (service plan required); access their favourite flight apps such as moving maps, weather and flight information; or watch movies and TV shows using Gogo Vision (service plan required).
Gogo’s dealers and OEM partners are actively pursuing multiple STCs that will certify the Gogo AVANCE L3 system for installation across a variety of business aircraft models. Most other business aircraft models will also be available for Gogo AVANCE L3 system installation utilising existing STCs.