Connectivity

Gogo Unveils Wi-Fi Service ‘Ideal’ for Smaller Aircraft

By S.L. Fuller | January 10, 2018

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Gogo Business Aviation has a new in-flight connectivity system. Unveiled Tuesday, AVANCE L3 lets users customize their in-flight experience based on their unique needs, Gogo said.

AVANCE L3 can be installed on business aircraft of all types and sizes, but the company said it is “an ideal solution for smaller aircraft including turboprops and light jets.”

"We designed AVANCE L3 to provide a robust, high-performance Wi-Fi experience at an affordable price that gives customers the flexibility to add or reduce system capabilities as their business needs evolve," said Mike Syverson, SVP of development for Gogo Business Aviation. "AVANCE L3 gives the ability to move seamlessly to different service offerings without being constrained by the hardware itself."

The AVANCE platform integrates a range of Smart Cabin features, allowing passengers to simply and reliably access and use all available data, voice, maps, entertainment and cabin management system services, Gogo said. AVANCE L3 includes a built-in smart router and allows for a variety of service offerings. Users can control and manage the number of devices they allow to connect and can scale their configuration up or down.

Users have access to email and flight apps, as well as Gogo Vision and Gogo Text & Talk with service plans. Full internet connectivity can be obtained by connecting AVANCE L3 to the Gogo Biz data network, which delivers 3G.

Gogo said additional AVANCE L3 features include:

  • 802.11ac dual-band (2.4GHz and 5.0GHz) for improved Wi-Fi performance
  • Advanced router functionality
  • Multi-bearer data and voice management
  • Cabin management system (CMS) integration with many CMS systems
  • Remote diagnostics and service activations and changes
  • 4G/LTE terrestrial modem for free internet on the ground in more than 120 countries

Gogo is accepting orders for the service now. Shipping expected to begin later in the first quarter of 2018.

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