Bombardier Business Aircraft and Duncan Aviation say they have received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 air-to-ground inflight connectivity system on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft.
The AVANCE L5 system can also be installed as a retrofit option on Challenger 300 and Challenger 600 series aircraft at any of Bombardier’s five service centres in North America, and at Duncan Aviation’s three MRO facilities, as well as several of Duncan Aviation’s satellite locations.
The 4G Wi-Fi system is now available on new Challenger series aircraft, which are equipped with Bombardier’s HD Cabin Management System.
Brad Nolen, Vice President, Marketing, Bombardier Business Aircraft, said: “Bombardier is proud to lead the way in cabin connectivity and offer this fast, reliable 4G Wi-Fi system on new Challenger 350/650 aircraft and on in-service Challenger 300/600 series aircraft, so passengers can enjoy the smooth ride our aircraft are known for, while staying connected.”
The Gogo AVANCE platform integrates a range of cabin features, allowing passengers to access and use all available data, voice, maps, entertainment, and cabin management system (CMS) services.
Dennis Kruse, Avionics Sales and Service Representative, Duncan Aviation, added: “Duncan Aviation and Bombardier are committed to working together to provide quick, all-encompassing connectivity solutions for Challenger aircraft. We are pleased our customers can stay connected in the air by obtaining this advanced technology.”
Gogo says its Gogo Biz 4G network is up to three times faster than the 3G network and comprises more than 250 towers for connectivity over the continental U.S. and large parts of Canada and Alaska.
Bombardier and Duncan Aviation have already completed installations of the Gogo AVANCE L5 in-cabin Wi-Fi system on Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 aircraft.