Gogo Business Aviation has announced that Duncan Aviation is providing engineering and certification of the first article STC for the Colorado-based wireless provider’s 5G system. Duncan will use the experience and data gained from certifying the first article to modify all of its full-equipment Avance L5 STCs to include Gogo 5G, covering more than 30 aircraft models. The amended STCs will eventually apply to a range of midsize to large-cabin jets from Bombardier, Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream, and Textron Aviation (Cessna Citation). Gogo and Duncan are also evaluating other aircraft models.
Gogo noted that operators that currently have Avance L5 installed will be able to upgrade to the 5G network. Duncan’s STCs have been used for more than 265 installations of Avance L5. Once all the STCs are amended, Duncan will complete the installations at its Lincoln, Nebraska; Battle Creek, Michigan; and Provo, Utah, full-service facilities, as well as at some of its satellite locations.
“The STC portfolio we're partnering with Duncan Aviation on for Gogo 5G is extensive and will ensure that we can provide a significantly enhanced in-flight connectivity experience for passengers,” said Gogo president Sergio Aguirre.