On the heels of earning a multiple STC for installation of Gogo’s Avance L3 Core and Plus Wi-Fi systems on the HondaJet, Banyan Air Service (Booths 1954, 2195, 2424) announced at NBAA-BACE 2022 that it has begun provisioning aircraft in the southeastern U.S. for Gogo’s forthcoming 5G service. These aircraft include a Bombardier Global 5000, Gulfstream G550, Embraer Legacy 600, and “numerous” other business aircraft, the FBO/MRO said.
“This [5G] broadband experience of the future will continue to serve the needs of our customers by providing first-class connectivity here in the U.S.,” said Danny Santiago, Banyan’s director of avionics.
Gogo 5G is expected to deliver about 25 Mbps average speed, with peak speeds up to 80 Mbps. Gogo’s nationwide 5G network is completed, but supply-chain issues regarding the chip used in the aircraft system’s onboard antenna have delayed the first shipments of those components until mid-2023.
Banyan’s facility at Fort Lauderdale (Florida) Executive Airport (KFXE) includes more than a million square feet of hangar and office space within a 110-acre aviation complex.