Embraer (NYSE: ERJ), an industry provider of adopting connectivity solutions, has selected Gogo Business Aviation´s (NASDAQ: GOGO) latest inflight connectivity technology, Gogo AVANCE L5, for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets, the company said.
Embraer is in the process of certifying the Gogo AVANCE L5 system and plans to deliver the first production aircraft in the first quarter of 2018.
Gogo AVANCE L5 connects to the Gogo Biz 4G network, delivering faster speeds and enhanced network capacity and enabling a more robust experience for activities such as live streaming video and audio, on-demand movies, personal smartphone use, and real-time data for cockpit apps while in flight.
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 SCE 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.
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.
Embraer is one of the world´s 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.