DUNCAN AVIATION COMPLETES SIXTH STC FOR GOGO AVANCE L5
Duncan Aviation’s Engineering and Certification Department has completed six full-equipment Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for Gogo Business Aviation’s (NYSE: GOGO) AVANCETM L5 in-flight Internet and Wi-Fi system. These STCs cover the Wi-Fi certification and full equipment and antenna installation required to provide in-flight connectivity to the Gogo Biz® 4G network and were issued for the following aircraft makes/models:
• Global Express, XRS, 6000
• Global 5000
• Challenger CL-650, CL-605, CL-604, CL-601-3A and CL-601-3R
• Challenger 300, 350
• Gulfstream GIV, G300, G400
• Gulfstream GIV-X, G350, G450
• Falcon 900
• Falcon 900EX (EX, EASy, LX, DX)
• Falcon 2000
• Falcon 2000EX (EX, EASy, LX, DX, LXS, S)
The Duncan Aviation STCs have been used for more than 50 installations of the Gogo AVANCE L5 Wi-Fi system.
“We currently do not have additional certifications in work but are excited about the future of in-flight connectivity,” says Manager of Completions Service Sales Nate Klenke. “We will continue to evaluate the market along with advances in technology to provide our cliets with additional certifications.”
Gogo AVANCE L5 connects to the Gogo Biz 4G network delivering faster speeds and enhanced network capacity enabling activities such as live streaming video and audio, video conferencing, on-demand movies, personal smartphone use, real-time data for cockpit apps, and remote diagnostics and support while in flight.
Duncan Aviation has completed more than 30 installations of the Gogo AVANCE L5 Wi-Fi system in aircraft at two of its full-service facilities (Battle Creek, Michigan, and Lincoln, Nebraska) and has installations scheduled at its facility in Provo, Utah, during the second half of this year. Additionally, there are installations scheduled at several of the company’s 26+ Satellite Avionics Shops, and several have been completed at the Satellite Shops in Houston, Texas, and Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Engineering and Certification Department at Duncan Aviation has applied for approval from the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and has received validation on the CL-600-2B16 series, covering Challenger CL-601-3A, CL-601-3R, CL-604, CL-605 and CL-650 aircraft.
“We expect to receive TCCA STC validation for the remainder of the makes and models in the coming months,” says Engineering/Alterations Planner Mark Pawlowski. “We are evaluating validation of our Gogo AVANCE L5 STCs with the Mexico Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics.”
To schedule a Gogo AVANCE L5 installation at any of the main Duncan Aviation facilities (Battle Creek, Michigan; Lincoln, Nebraska and Provo, Utah) and select Satellite facilities throughout the United States, contact a Duncan Aviation Avionics Installations Rep