LAS VEGAS (NBAA-BACE) – Oct. 21, 2019 – Embraer (NYSE: ERJ), an industry leader in adopting connectivity solutions, has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the Gogo AVANCE L5, the most capable inflight Wi-Fi system from Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO).
The Phenom 300 is the first aircraft from Embraer to receive an FAA approval for an in-service fleet STC for the aftermarket, and is the fifth Embraer aircraft with an L5 solution, joining the Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 with Service Bulletins for the AVANCE L5 system.
“Gogo’s solutions allow our customers in North America to elevate their travel experience with nonstop connectivity and in-flight entertainment,” said Johann Bordais, president and CEO of Embraer Services & Support. “The AVANCE L5 has been delivering an inflight Wi-Fi experience that has delighted our Legacy and Praetor customers and we’re excited to bring this aftermarket solution to our Phenom 300 customers.”
Gogo AVANCE L5 connects to Gogo’s 4G network, delivering faster speeds and enhanced network capacity and enabling a more robust experience for activities such as streaming video and audio, on-demand movies, personal smartphone use, and real-time data for cockpit apps while in flight. It also provides an easy upgrade path for anyone who wants to add Gogo 5G when the network launches in 2021.
“Embraer’s certification of Gogo AVANCE L5 is further validation of our ability to offer customers the most advanced air-to-ground technology available today and shows the confidence Embraer has in our AVANCE platform and our 4G network,” said David Salvador, vice president of aftermarket sales for Gogo Business Aviation. “Gogo AVANCE L5 has been added to aircraft of all sizes and mission types, delivering a robust inflight Wi-Fi experience, and we’re making it more accessible by adding Embraer’s Phenom 300 series for the aftermarket.”
Gogo AVANCE is an innovative approach that combines Gogo’s advanced hardware and software technology to create a fully integrated, aviation-grade inflight connectivity and entertainment platform. The platform enables connected aviation technologies, services and applications like never before. Gogo AVANCE is the heart of the company’s suite of platform-based products including its Smart Cabin systems – SCS Elite and SCE Media – and the Gogo AVANCE L5 and L3 systems.