Gogo's Avance L5 Reaches 500k Flight Hours

 - November 16, 2021, 11:57 AM

Gogo Business Aviation recorded a milestone this week with its Avance L5 in-flight connectivity marking more than 500,000 flights since the broadband system's introduction in August 2017. According to Broomfield, Colorado-based Gogo, more than 1,500 aircraft are flying with Avance L5 and 273.7 terabytes of data have been consumed over the milestone half-a-million flights using its high-speed, air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity service.

“Demand for connectivity continues to be very high and the Avance L5 and Gogo Biz 4G network are delivering a great experience for customers who are doing data-heavy activities while in flight,” said Gogo president Sergio Aguirre.

Gogo noted the activity isn’t limited to just Avance L5. Flight counts on Gogo-equipped aircraft in the third quarter were up 24 percent from the same, pre-Covid three-month period in 2019. Daily megabytes consumed per day on its network were up 78 percent while megabytes per flight rose 44 percent in the same comparable period.

At the end of September, there were 2,237 business aircraft flying with Gogo's Avance L5 or L3 system installed, while 6,154 aircraft were flying with its legacy ATG systems and 4,542 aircraft were flying with its narrowband satellite connectivity system.