LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is working closely with Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for Gogo’s new 4G service and Wi-Fi equipment. The leaders in business aircraft connectivity have partnered for years, and mutual customers are excited for Gogo’s scheduled launch of 4G service in the first half of 2017.
Duncan Aviation is a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) organization with three full service facilities and more than 20 satellite avionics teams located throughout the United States. Duncan Aviation’s trained and experienced avionics technicians have installed more than 575 Gogo Air-To-Ground Broadband & WLAN systems. In addition, Duncan Aviation is the exclusive AOG service partner for Gogo Business Aviation, supporting Gogo customers around the clock with LRU serviceable units and spare parts strategically placed at Duncan Aviation’s network of facilities and avionics satellite locations within the United States.
The six 4G STCs in development with Gogo and Duncan Aviation include the following aircraft:
“The new Gogo Biz 4G system is the next generation in Wi-Fi connectivity for business aircraft," says Steve Elofson, Duncan Aviation Avionics Installation Sales Rep. “Our customers are looking forward to this enhanced connectivity and we are excited to be able to provide them with this wireless experience.”
Gogo will deliver a 4G experience with reliable connectivity for passengers over existing technologies. The new service will include services like Gogo Vision, providing the latest movies and TV episodes, flight tracker, weather reports, and additional features; Gogo Text & Talk, allowing passengers to call and text with their personal smart phones and mobile numbers; streaming video and audio; as well as face-to-face conversations with a user’s favorite applications; email with attachments; and web browsing – all on a proven network in the continental U.S. and large portions of Alaska and Canada.
“Duncan Aviation has installed hundreds of Gogo Biz inflight connectivity systems in the last few years and is one of our most valuable partners,” said Andy Geist, senior vice president of business aviation solutions for Gogo. “The Duncan Aviation brand is one of the most trusted in the industry and our partnership is critical as we continually look to provide the best inflight connectivity experience possible.”
Created specifically for the business aviation market, Gogo’s 4G system is a specially designed application of Gogo’s air-to-ground technology that leverages its existing ground network of more than 250 towers, fiber backhaul and technology that has already flown hundreds of thousands of hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft. The 4G equipment package will incorporate dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features – all from a single, lightweight box.
Demand for Wi-Fi service continues to grow, and in addition to the STCs in development for Gogo Biz 4G, Duncan Aviation holds STCs for in-flight Wi-Fi for the following make/models:
With more than two decades of experience, Gogo is the leader in in-flight connectivity and wireless entertainment services for commercial and business fleets around the world. Gogo connects aircraft, providing its airlines partners with the world’s most powerful network and platform to help optimize their operations. Gogo’s superior technologies, best-in-class service, and global reach help planes fly smarter, airlines partners perform better, and their passengers travel happier.
Today, Gogo has partnerships with 16 commercial airlines and has installed in-flight connectivity technology on more than 2,800 commercial aircraft. More than 7,000 business aircraft are also flying with its solutions, including the world's largest fractional ownership fleets. Gogo also is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer. Gogo has more than 1,000 employees and is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with additional facilities in Broomfield, Colo., and various locations overseas. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com and business.gogoair.com
Duncan Aviation is an aircraft service provider supporting the aviation needs of government and business operators and other service providers. Services include major and minor airframe inspections, engine maintenance, major retrofits for cabin and cockpit systems, full paint and interior 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 Lincoln, Neb., and Battle Creek, Mich. Additional locations include Provo, Utah, and more than 20 other facilities strategically located throughout the United States to provide customers with local support and the quickest response 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 www.DuncanAviation.aero