LAS VEGAS (NBAA-BACE) – Oct. 10, 2017 –
Dassault Aviation, a premier aircraft manufacturer that provides industry leading connectivity to its customers, has selected Gogo Business Aviation’s (NASDAQ: GOGO) latest inflight connectivity technology, Gogo AVANCE L5, to be a factory option on new production Falcon 2000S, 2000LXS, 900LX, 5X, 7X and 8X airframes.
Dassault plans to deliver the first production Falcon Jet equipped with Gogo AVANCE L5 from the factory later this year, and its certification efforts will also enable the installation of the system at Dassault-owned service centers.
Gogo AVANCE L5
operates on the Gogo Biz 4G air-to-ground network, delivering faster speeds and enhanced network capacity and enabling a more robust experience for activities such as live streaming video and audio, watching on-demand movies, using personal smartphones and accessing real-time data for the cabin. The Gogo Biz 4G network covers the lower 48 states and large portions of Canada and Alaska.
“Dassault’s selection of Gogo AVANCE L5 is a great step forward with a valued partner who recognizes the value of our 4G network and the AVANCE platform,” said Mark Sander, vice president of OEM sales for Gogo. “The Gogo AVANCE L5 is the next step in a product roadmap that will continue to provide leading communication solutions to the business aviation industry.”
Gogo AVANCE is an innovative solution that pairs Gogo’s advanced hardware solutions with leading software technology to facilitate a fully integrated, aviation-grade inflight connectivity and entertainment platform. The platform enables unprecedented connectivity for aviation technologies, services and applications. Gogo AVANCE is the heart of the company’s new suite of platform-based products including its Smart Cabin systems – SCS Elite and SCE Media – as well as the Gogo AVANCE L5 system.
Created specifically for the business aviation market, the Gogo Biz 4G network is built on Gogo’s existing ground network of more than 250 towers and fiber backhaul, which has provided connectivity for hundreds of thousands of flight hours aboard thousands of business and commercial aircraft. The AVANCE L5 equipment package will incorporate dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi service and a host of other features – all from a single box.
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
Dassault Falcon is the recognized global brand for Dassault business jets which are designed, manufactured and supported by Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon Jet Corp.
About Dassault Aviation
Dassault Aviation is a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 90 countries across five continents. It produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcons. The company employs a workforce of over 11,000 and has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities around the globe. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,500 Falcon jets have been delivered. Dassault offers a range of six business jets from the twin-engine 3,350 nm large-cabin Falcon 2000S to its new flagship, the tri-engine 6,450 nm ultra-long range Falcon 8X.
About Dassault Falcon Jet
Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.