When Gogo Business Aviation launches its 5G network later this year, owner/operators who have the equipment to take advantage of this NextGen network will notice markedly higher throughput rates and very little latency. For many business travelers, their aircraft is their office in the sky, and they need a reliable network that allows them to use data-intensive applications, connect to video conferences, and stream news and information in real-time.
Families traveling also appreciate having the same conveniences in their aircraft as those offered in their home-theater settings, including the ability to stream movies and television shows, access social media, and watch moving maps.
Additionally, popular services, such as Text & Talk and Gogo Vision, will still be available for those who uprade to 5G.
Aircraft equipped with the Gogo AVANCE L5 Wi-Fi system have the foundation necessary to take advantage of the new network once it’s available.
“Aircraft that have already upgraded to the AVANCE L5 have the base equipment that serves as the platform for accessing the Gogo 5G network,” says Duncan Aviation’s Manager of Completions/Modifications Service Sales Nate Klenke. “There will be more equipment necessary, but the path to 5G starts with AVANCE L5.”
To date, Duncan Aviation’s Engineering & Certification teams have developed a comprehensive suite of STCs (Supplemental Type Certificates) covering more than 30 makes/models of aircraft to upgrade to the AVANCE L5. These STCs have been used to install the Gogo AVANCE L5 Wi-Fi system in more than 180 aircraft during the last 5+ years.
Installations have include the following models:
Our Engineering & Certification teams are actively working to develop 9 new STCs that include the equipment necessary to access the new Gogo 5G network.
We’d like to encourage anyone who wants to add 5G service to their aircraft to contact the avionics team at Duncan Aviation and sign up to be among the first in the world to have an aircraft equipped with this exciting new technology and take advantage of the faster speeds of Gogo’s 5G network.