Gogo Business Aviation’s Avance L5 air-to-ground connectivity system has been installed and is now flying on 1,000 business jets, the Broomfield, Colorado-based company announced today. The milestone was reached in less than three years of the first installation, which Gogo claims is the most successful adoption of any high-speed broadband connectivity system in business aviation.
Additionally, Gogo is nearing 450 installations for its Avance L3 system. “Our team hit it out of the park with both the Avance L5 and L3 systems,” said Gogo Business Aviation president Sergio Aguirre. “And what’s so exciting to me is that we still have so much opportunity ahead of us.”
Launched in late 2017, Avance L5 has been active on more than 325,000 flights, with 150 million megabytes of data consumed by users. “We couldn't have achieved this milestone without the great partnerships we’ve built over more than 25 years with the market-leading business jet manufacturers, our dealers, and charter and fractional operators,” Aguirre said. “Even during the Covid-19 pandemic that has had such a dramatic impact on all of aviation, we continued to see a healthy demand from the market for our Avance systems.”
On a retrofit basis, more than 200 STCs have been approved by the FAA for Avance L5 and L3 installations, the company noted.