Coming on the heels of yesterday’s strong earnings report for Gogo‘s Business Aviation segment the company announced a new deal today for the Gogo AVANCE L3 platform. Fractional jet services operator Airshare will equip its fleet of Embraer Phenom 100 aircraft with the kit, bringing inflight wifi connectivity online for its customers.
We’re thrilled to partner with Airshare to bring connectivity and inflight entertainment to its travelers. AVANCE L3 is a proven solution and is ideal for mid and lighter jets bringing connectivity to the cabin at an affordable price. – David Salvador, vice president of aftermarket sales, Gogo Business Aviation
Airshare operates 11 Phenom 100 aircraft in its fleet. The company is recognized as one of the most cost-effective fractional aircraft providers in private aviation for business and leisure travelers. Today’s deal for the Gogo AVANCE L3 kit on the smaller 100 series brings Airshare to a near-full fleet commitment with Gogo Business Aviation. Airshare currently flies many of its Embraer Phenom 300s with Gogo’s connectivity systems onboard. Airshare committed to installing AVANCE L5 on all new Phenom 300 aircraft it adds to the fleet in the future.
We strive to provide the most outstanding flight experience for our customers, and they expect to have excellent connectivity while in the air. Gogo’s AVANCE L3 and L5 are a perfect fit for us. Their innovative systems are reliable and scalable, while also allowing us to affordably meet the connectivity needs of our customers. – Harry Mitchel, chief operating officer, Airshare
The AVANCE L3 system delivers the benefits of the Gogo AVANCE platform in a small, lightweight form factor, with the most affordable pricing options in business aviation. Gogo’s technology platform lets users customize their inflight experience based on their unique needs, It can be installed on business aircraft of all types and sizes. It remains a more compelling solution for smaller aircraft including turboprops and light jets.
Three service offerings – Core, Plus, Max – deliver options for performance and number of users, with affordable pricing to match virtually any budget.
The Gogo AVANCE L3 system operates over the proven Gogo Biz network which delivers a 3G experience, covering the United States and portions of Canada and Alaska.
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Gogo’s BizAv solutions currently face minimal competition in the market. SmartSky in progressing towards a launch of its competing ATG solution though that is now delayed to early 2019. Gogo’s ability to secure additional frames before SmartSky goes live is helpful to the continued profitability of that segment, though it remains a large potential market of thousands of uncommitted frames. Pulling 11 out of the pool is not a massive move, but it shows continued progress on the sales front.