The PlaneSense fleet currently consists of 39 PC-12s and seven Pilatus PC-24 jets. At this time, 32 PC-12s and the entire jet fleet are flying with active Avance L3 systems onboard.
“The Avance L3 is an important addition to the value proposition of the PlaneSense programme, especially with its excellent bandwidth performance and with functionality starting at 3,000 feet,” says president and CEO George Antoniadis. “Clients in our jet programme have greatly enjoyed Gogo's L3 connectivity since 2018, and we are thrilled to now offer this benefit to our PC-12 clients.”
The Avance L3 provides full internet capability in a lightweight and small form factor, ideal for light jets and turboprop aircraft. PlaneSense is also offering the base version of Gogo Vision which provides a moving map for passengers to track flight progress and news clips.
“By offering Gogo wi-fi on its fleet, PlaneSense clients are able to make their flight time more productive and entertaining,” adds Gogo Business Aviation vice president of customer sales Jim Zanino. “Regardless of the size or mission of an aircraft, passengers expect quality inflight wi-fi, and the L3 delivers a great experience.”
Atlas Aircraft Center, the maintenance affiliate of the PlaneSense programme, has managed the L3 system installations and will complete the remaining PC-12 installations in the coming weeks. All new PC-12 aircraft added to the PlaneSense fleet will come equipped with the L3 beginning in 2023.