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Duncan Aviation and Bombardier Collaborate to Bring 4G Service to In-Service Challenger Aircraft with Gogo AVANCE L5 STC

LINCOLN, NEB — Duncan Aviation is collaborating with Bombardier Business Aircraft to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for the Gogo AVANCE L5 system hardware on in-service Challenger* series aircraft.

The new and faster 4G service will use Gogo AVANCE L5, a lightweight and compact system that, operating on the Gogo Biz 4G ground network of more than 250 towers, provides reliable connectivity over the continental U.S. and parts of Canada and Alaska. Designed specifically for business aircraft, the system offers enhanced connectivity applications, such as audio and video streaming, faster internet, and access to VPN and emails with attachments, for a vastly improved user experience.

“Duncan Aviation is a recognized leader in In-Flight Connectivity Solutions, as there are more than 945 aircraft flying today that have either completed their installation at Duncan Aviation or have used Duncan Aviation’s STC data packages,” says Mike Minchow, Duncan Aviation Vice President of Service Sales. “We understand the value our customers place on staying connected, so we are extremely excited to be collaborating with Bombardier on this program to bring the next generation of in-flight connectivity solutions to the market.”

Duncan Aviation anticipates completion of the Challenger CL-600-2B16 STC before the end of the year. This will encompass the Challenger*604/605/650 aircraft. The STC for the Challenger BD-100-1A11 to include both Challenger 300* and Challenger 350* aircraft and will be completed in the first quarter of 2018. Once the STCs are complete, aircraft will be able to be retrofitted at Duncan Aviation’s full-service and satellite avionics facilities, as well as at Bombardier Service Centres throughout the U.S. 

For more information, visit Duncan Aviation at booth #C9125 during this year’s NBAA convention from October 10-12, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, or watch for announcements at www.DuncanAviation.aero/nbaa.

About Gogo

Gogo is the in-flight internet company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet, and develop software and platforms that enable customizable solutions for and by our aviation partners. Once connected, we provide industry leading reliability around the world. Our mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so our aviation partners perform better and their passengers travel happier.

You can find Gogo’s products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, Ill., with additional facilities in Broomfield, Colo., and locations across the globe. Connect with us at www.gogoair.com.

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