Textron Aviation has selected Gogo Business Aviation’s Avance L3 as a factory option on its new Beechcraft King Air 360/360ER. Among the Beechcraft King Air models, the 360 is the first to have L3 as an option for in-flight connectivity and entertainment.
A Wi-Fi system that brings the features of Gogo’s Avance system in a small, lightweight form, the L3 system also offers a range of pricing options for business aviation. “Additionally, with the L3 onboard, operators of the King Air 360 will be equipped to take advantage of the lowered service altitude of the Gogo network,” said Gogo v-p of OEM sales Mark Sander. “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 King Air 360 was awarded FAA type certification earlier this month and first deliveries are expected in the coming weeks.