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Duncan Aviation Completes Falcon 2000 STC for AVANCE L3 Upgrades

Duncan Aviation recently developed a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) covering the equipment upgrade from Gogo Business Aviation’s legacy air-to-ground (ATG) systems to the newer AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi system for the Falcon 2000. Click image for high-res download.

LINCOLN, NEB. — Duncan Aviation is pleased to announce its Engineering & Certification Services department has developed a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) covering the equipment upgrade from Gogo Business Aviation’s (NASDAQ: GOGO) legacy air-to-ground (ATG) systems to the newer AVANCE L3 Wi-Fi system for the Falcon 2000. Completed on a Falcon 2000 at Duncan Aviation’s Satellite in Chesterfield, Missouri, at the Spirit of St. Louis Airport, the STC received FAA approval in late November 2023.

This upgrade allows passengers and crew aboard Falcon 2000 aircraft equipped with the AVANCE L3 to retain in-flight connectivity by accessing the newer Gogo Biz Long-Term Evolution (LTE) network, which will eventually replace Gogo’s existing Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network.

Downtime for the upgrade is minimal: Five business days in most cases. The upgrade entails removing the older legacy ATG system and replacing it with the newer AVANCE L3 system. In most instances, the existing ATG antennas already installed will provide access to the Gogo LTE network, simplifying the installation.

Because legacy ATG (8000, 5000, 4000, 2000, and 1000) equipment will not be able to connect to the LTE network, the older technology will not be supported beyond early 2026 when the network transitions completely from EV-DO to LTE and 5G. Without access to a network, aircraft with legacy ATG equipment will no longer have in-flight connectivity.

Gogo is currently offering incentives for customers to upgrade to an AVANCE system:

  • $50,000 rebate for AVANCE L5 upon service activation
  • $25,000 rebate for AVANCE L3 (MAX and PLUS only) upon service activation
  • $100,000 combined rebate for AVANCE L5 + Gogo 5G upon service activation

Planning and scheduling upgrades takes time, and there is already a growing demand for hangar space, so don’t wait to reserve your spot at the Duncan Aviation Satellite nearest you today!

Contact one of the Duncan Aviation Satellites located at business aviation airports throughout the country (duncanaviation.aero/locations/#satellites) or contact Duncan Aviation’s Regional Avionics Sales Manager, John Spellmeyer, at +1 316.214.8867 or via email at John.Spellmeyer@DuncanAviation.com for information and scheduling.

About Duncan Aviation

Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of business aircraft operators, government agencies, and other aircraft service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit avionics systems, full paint and interior services, engineering and certification services, fabrication and manufacturing services, and preowned aircraft sales and acquisitions. Duncan Aviation also has international aircraft components solutions experts available 24/7/365 at +1 402.475.4125 who can handle any aircraft system problem with immediate exchanges, rotables, loaners or avionics/instrument/accessory repairs and overhauls. Complete service facilities are located in Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska; and Provo, Utah. We also have dozens of other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with scheduled regional support and the quickest response possible to avionics, engine and airframe Aircraft On Ground (AOG) situations.

For more information about any of Duncan Aviation’s services, call +1 402.475.2611 or visit https://www.DuncanAviation.aero/services