GENEVA – May 30, 2018 – EBACE (Stand I35) –
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ), an industry leader in business jet production, today announced the recent delivery of its first new production Legacy 450 business jet with business aviation’s leading-edge connectivity technology installed – Gogo AVANCE L5.
AVANCE L5, the latest connectivity system from Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), is now being installed as a factory option on new production Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets. Gogo’s SCS (Smart Cabin System) router is a standard option on both Legacy models as baseline equipment.
“In-flight connectivity is key for a premimum customer experience and we are thrilled to deliver Gogo’s AVANCE L5 as a line-fit solution for our Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 customers,” said Luciano Froes, senior vice president-marketing, Embraer Executive Jets. “By incorporating innovative technologies that increase productivity and enhance entertainment, we are delivering true value to our customers.”
AVANCE L5 connects to the Gogo Biz 4G network, delivering high-speed data and enhanced network capacity, enabling a more robust experience for activities such as streaming video and audio, email with attachments, personal smartphone use, and real-time data for cockpit apps while in flight. AVANCE L5 also comes equipped with Gogo Vision, the industry’s leading inflight entertainment (IFE) solution.
“Our partnership with Embraer continues to play an important role in Gogo’s overall success and today’s announcement is the latest example of Embraer’s commitment and focus on improving the customer experience by providing our industry-leading inflight connecvity solution,” said Mark Sander, vice president of OEM sales for Gogo. “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 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 new suite of platform-based products including its Smart Cabin systems – SCS Elite and SCS Media – and Gogo AVANCE L5 hardware.
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
About Embraer Executive Jets
Embraer is one of the world’s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Its portfolio, among the broadest in the market, consists of the entry-level Phenom 100EV and the light Phenom 300E jet, the medium cabin Legacy 450 and Legacy 450, the large Legacy 650E, and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. Embraer Executive Jets’ global fleet exceeds 1,200 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries and are supported by the Company’s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers, complemented by a 24/7 Contact Center, at its headquarters, in Brazil. For more information, visit www.EmbraerExecutiveJets.com
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Embraer is a global company headquartered in Brazil with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defense & security. The company designs, develops, manufactures and markets aircraft and systems, providing customer support and services.
Since it was founded in 1969, Embraer has delivered more than 8,000 aircraft. About every 10 seconds an aircraft manufactured by Embraer takes off somewhere in the world, transporting over 145 million passengers a year.
Embraer is the leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 150 seats. The company maintains industrial units, offices, service and parts distribution centers, among other activities, across the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe.
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