Business & GA

Textron Aviation Gets STC for Gogo Connectivity on Citation X

By S.L. Fuller | December 19, 2017

Cessna Citation X

Image courtesy of Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation Inc. can now put Gogo’s AVANCE L5 connectivity system upgrade on its Cessna Citation X. Textron Aviation said it received a supplemental type certificate.

“Increased Wi-Fi connectivity continues to be one of the most requested aftermarket solutions from our customers,” said Kriya Shortt, SVP of customer service. “Now, with the Gogo AVANCE L5 upgrade for the Citation X, customers gain the most modern connectivity solution available, allowing them to stay connected, whether in the air or on the ground.”

Textron Aviation said it plans to introduce the AVANCE L5 system to additional products across the Citation, Beechcraft King Air and Hawker platforms in the coming months. Gogo’s platform-based solution delivers faster speeds and enhanced network capacity, enabling activities such as live streaming video and audio, on-demand movies, personal smartphone use and real-time data for cockpit apps while in flight, Textron Aviation said.

The lightweight and compact system incorporates dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and operates on the Gogo Biz 4G ground network of more than 250 towers, providing reliable connectivity over the continental U.S. and large parts of Canada and Alaska.

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