MRO provider Western Aircraft completed the first install of a Gogo Avance L5 in-flight connectivity system on a Pilatus PC-24 twinjet, the Boise, Idaho-based unit of Greenwich AeroGroup announced. The installation went smoothly, and the aircraft was delivered early, according to Western Aircraft director of aircraft services Jody Harris.
“These are very exciting times for our industry, Gogo and our valued partner, Western Aircraft, with their first installation of the Avance L5 in the prestigious Pilatus PC-24 business jet,” said Gogo Business Aviation v-p of aftermarket sales David Salvador. “We are grateful that Western Aircraft continues to look for opportunities to install Gogo’s inflight entertainment and connectivity systems on new airframes.”
Western Aircraft, a full-service FBO and FAA certified repair station, is an authorized maintenance and modification facility for Pilatus. It recently announced the completion of 20 percent of all PC-24 big aircraft modifications worldwide as well as five, 12-month inspections on PC-24s. Seven factory-trained PC-24 technicians at Western Aircraft support the Swiss-built light jet.