Pro Star Aviation has completed its first installation of Gogo’s Avance L5 air-to-ground connectivity system in a Pilatus PC-24, replacing the factory-installed Gogo ATG 2000 system. “The connectivity requirements of our customers and the connectivity equipment options are ever-changing,” said Pro Star business development manager Jeff Shaw. “Even though the PC-24 is a new aircraft, Pro Star Aviation was still able to enhance the aircraft by installing the latest, most powerful connectivity solution available for this class of aircraft.”
The business aviation and special missions modification specialist at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in New Hampshire said it completed the installation in less than two weeks. It did so using FAA approved data along with its in-house engineering team and a designated engineering representative (DER), allowing it to create a custom engineering package specifically for the Swiss-built PC-24 twinjet.
Avance L5 is a single platform system offering high-speed 4G broadband connectivity for video streaming, internet, and email-with-attachment access, as well as voice and text capabilities that allow up to 40 devices to connect simultaneously. It also provides secure connections such as virtual private networks (VPN).