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Gogo Business Aviation has teamed with Duncan Aviation to achieve supplemental type certificates (STCs) for Gogo’s new fourth-generation (4G) service and Wi-Fi equipment, Duncan Aviation says. The 4G service is set to launch in the first half of this year.
This is not the first time Gogo and Duncan Aviation have worked together. The maintenance, repair and overhaul company has installed more than 575 Gogo air-to-ground broadband and wireless local area network systems. It is also the exclusive aircraft on ground service partner for Gogo Business Aviation.
The six 4G STCs in development with Gogo and Duncan Aviation include the following aircraft:
- Bombardier, Inc. CL-600-2B16 (Challenger 604, 605 and 650)
- Bombardier, Inc. BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300 and 350)
- Bombardier, Inc. BD-700-1A10 and BD-700-1A11 (Global Express and Global 5000)
- Dassault Aviation Mystere-Falcon 900 and Falcon 900EX
- Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000 and Falcon 2000EX
- Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation G-IV and GV
Gogo’s 4G service was created specifically for the business aviation market. An application of the company’s air-to-ground technology, it uses the existing ground network of more than 250 towers and fiber backhaul. The service includes Gogo Vision, providing the latest movies and TV episodes, flight tracker and weather reports; Gogo Text & Talk allowing passengers to call and text with their personal smart phones and mobile numbers; streaming video and audio; as well as face-to-face conversations with a user’s favorite applications, email with attachments and web browsing.