Gogo Business Aviation is celebrating the millionth flight to operate its AVANCE inflight broadband system since the platform launched in August 2017. The company says that AVANCE is the most successful broadband product ever launched in business aviation, with 2,504 business aircraft flying with an AVANCE L5 or L3 system onboard as of 31 December, 2021.
“Demand for connectivity is at an all-time high and Gogo is delivering a world-class experience for customers who are doing data-heavy activities while in flight,” said Sergio Aguirre, president of Gogo Business Aviation. “AVANCE continues to deliver across the widest variety of aircraft in business aviation, from the Cirrus Vision Jet to ultralong-range global aircraft.”
AVANCE L5 delivers 2 to 7+ Mbps speeds with very low latency, which is critical for meeting increased demand for interactive data-intense applications such as Zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams and Office 365. In the fourth quarter of 2021 Gogo saw a 38% increase across all systems in terms of megabytes consumed per flight, and a 29% increase in flights per day, compared to pre-pandemic numbers from the fourth quarter of 2019.
AVANCE L5 can be upgraded to Gogo 5G, which will the company says will deliver ~25Mbps on average, with peak speeds between 75-80Mbps. Gogo says it is on track to launch 5G in the second half of 2022 – on time and on budget.