Duncan Aviation's engineering and certification services department has six completed supplemental type certificates (STCs) for the Gogo Avance L5 wi-fi system and has three more in the pipeline, to be completed in 2020. All six of the completed STCs have received approval from Transport Canada (TCCA).
The STCs apply to the Gulfstream G-IV and GIV-X; Bombardier CL-600-2B16 (Challenger 600 series, including 604, 605, and 650); Dassault Falcon 2000/2000EX; Dassault Falcon 900/900EX; Bombardier BD-700-1A10/Bombardier BD-700-1A11 (Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 6000, 5000, 5000 GVFD); Bombardier BD-100-1A10 (Challenger 300, 350).
A seventh STC for the Cessna 680 (Sovereign) is currently in development and expected in April 2020.
“We are grateful for our more than 20 year partnership with Duncan Aviation,” says vice president of aftermarket sales for Gogo Business Aviation David Salvador. “As one of Gogo's top MROs, Duncan Aviation continues to lead the industry in developing quality, full-equipment STCs for Gogo inflight entertainment and connectivity hardware platforms, as well as providing top notch installations for our mutual customers.”
“A good percentage of the requests for quotes we've been getting are for connectivity, and we expect demand to remain strong throughout 2020,” says Duncan Aviation regional avionics sales manager John Spellmeyer.