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Skyservice builds Gogo Avance centre of excellence
Customers operating legacy ATG systems can book for installation of Avance ahead of Gogo’s 2026 network migration to newer LTE technology. Challenger 300 series aircraft receive priority bookings.
Read this story in our July 2024 printed issue.

Skyservice Business Aviation will designate capacity at its Calgary, Toronto and Montreal locations in Canada for Gogo Business Aviation Avance installations.

Skyservice, a Gogo-authorised dealer in Canada, has established a programme to create a centre of excellence in which customers operating a legacy air-to-ground (ATG) system (including ATG 1000, 2000, 4000 and 5000) can reserve a priority booking for installation of Avance ahead of Gogo's anticipated early 2026 network migration to newer long-term evolution (LTE) technology.

"Timing is essential for aircraft owners to upgrade their Gogo systems before the network cutover date, and Skyservice is prepared with dedicated slots and skilled crew to perform expert installations with minimum downtime," says president and CEO Benjamin Murray. "Our ultimate goal is to extend the long-term value of customers' aircraft, maintain safe operations and improve the operating experience for pilot, crew and passengers alike."

Aircraft owners who do not upgrade to an Avance system will lose their Gogo inflight connectivity upon completion of the network migration. Those who do upgrade from a legacy system to Avance will see an immediate improvement in connectivity performance with an additional boost when the network transition to LTE is complete.

"Skyservice has been a valued Gogo partner since 2013," says David Salvador, vice president of aftermarket sales for Gogo. "Having completed 20 system installations, Skyservice's expertise will help guide customers through our anticipated migration to newer technology."

Having received STC approval from Transport Canada Civil Aviation and the FAA for the Gogo 5G system on Bombardier Challenger 300 series aircraft, Challenger 300 business owners who elect to install a Gogo Avance L5 today can also install the full Gogo 5G provisional kit.

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