Gogo Business Aviation's Avance L3 system has been selected by Textron Aviation as a factory option on new production Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER aircraft. The King Air 360 is the first model in the King Air family to offer the Avance L3 as a factory option. The aircraft is currently in production with customer deliveries expected to begin in the coming weeks. The updated flagship turboprop King Air 360 offers the latest technological advancements in the cockpit and in the cabin, including the Avance L3 for inflight connectivity and entertainment.
“Gogo and Textron Aviation have a longstanding relationship that spans decades and, with all of the innovative enhancements offered on the King Air 360, adding Avance L3 provides an upgrade to the latest generation of inflight connectivity and entertainment, which will greatly enhance the passenger experience,” says Mark Sander, VP of OEM sales for Gogo. “Additionally, with the L3 on board, operators of the King Air 360 will be equipped to take advantage of the lowered service altitude of the Gogo network. We lowered our service level to 3,000 feet above ground level which enables the L3 to provide connectivity on shorter routes, and provides additional connectivity time on longer flights.”
The Avance L3 is an inflight Wi-Fi system that delivers the benefits of the Gogo Avance platform in a small, lightweight form factor. With the L3, users can choose an inflight Wi-Fi experience fitted to their unique needs or preferences. It is an ideal solution for smaller business jets and turboprops such as the King Air 360.
Using Avance L3, passengers and crew can stay connected to email, send text messages and make voice calls with Gogo Text & Talk or access apps such as weather and flight information. The L3 system comes installed with Gogo Vision featuring entertainment and news including the latest Hollywood films, hit television programmes, business programming from Bloomberg TV and 30 leading magazine titles in digital format.