Dassault Aviation, a premier aircraft manufacturer that provides industry 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, the company said.
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.
Gogo AVANCE is an innovative solution that pairs Gogo´s advanced hardware solutions with 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.
Dassault Aviation is a 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 Falcon Jet Corp., is a wholly owned US subsidiary of Dassault Aviation, France. Dassault Falcon Jet markets and supports the Falcon family of business jets throughout North America and South America.