Dassault Falcon Jet has retrofitted its tenth Falcon with the new Gogo AVANCE L5 Air-To-Ground inflight connectivity system.
Gogo AVANCE L5 combines Gogo’s advanced hardware and software technology and operates on the Gogo Biz 4G air-to-ground (ATG) network, a system of 250 ground towers and fibre network throughout North America created especially for business aviation.
AVANCE L5 STCs have been approved for four Falcons so far – the 7X, 900EX EASy, 2000 and 2000EX EASy.
The system can be installed at all Dassault Aircraft Services centres or Falcon Authorised Service centres.
It is also available as an option for new production Falcon 2000LXS, 900LX, Falcon 7X and 8X.
Geoff Chick, Senior Vice President of Customer Service for Dassault Falcon Jet, said: “The Gogo AVANCE L5 not only offers a better user experience but also enables streaming, on-demand movies, moving maps and flight information with a remote diagnostics and support capability all in a single box.
“It’s a major step forward in our constant search to maximize the customer experience.”
In addition to a top quality technical installation Dassault says the retrofit ensures seamless integration of antennas and Line Replaceable Units (LRU), minimising the impact on drag and provides room for future scalability and growth.
Gogo Business Aviation says it recently completed the 100th installation of the system, achieving the milestone in just six months.
The company says more than 275 AVANCE L5 systems have been shipped with hundreds of additional systems on back order and scheduled for delivery in 2018. To date, Gogo and its OEM partners and dealers have received type certificate and supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for AVANCE L5 from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) across more than 35 airframes.