18 October, 2023

Bombardier, Duncan Aviation to Offer Gogo Business Aviation’s 5G Connectivity Upgrade on Select Bombardier Aircraft

The new Gogo 5G℠ air-to-ground high-speed internet connection will leverage the Gogo AVANCE™ platform and the completed 5G network to provide customers with faster internet access and coverage in most of North America   
Customers can now install 5G provisions, which include new MB-13 antennas, on new and in-service Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000, Global 5500, Global 6000 and Global 6500 aircraft at Bombardier Service Centres worldwide and Duncan Aviation facilities in the U.S.   
Provisional kit for Gogo 5G upgrade will also be available for Challenger aircraft operators next year   
Gogo 5G requires installation of Gogo AVANCE L5 and X3 line replaceable unit (LRU) and service is expected to be available mid next year   

Bombardier and Duncan Aviation announced the upcoming introduction of Gogo Business Aviation’s 5G connectivity, with the installation of Gogo 5G Broadband System including the provisional installation of MB13 antennas in Bombardier Global Express, Global Express XRS, Global 5000, Global 5500, Global 6000 and Global 6500 aircraft.    

Provisional installations on Challenger platforms are expected beginning of 2024. New customers, or those with AVANCE L5 onboard, will be able to install 5G-enabling MB13 antennas and associated installation kits using the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) – developed jointly by Bombardier and Duncan Aviation – at all Bombardier Service Centers and at Duncan Aviation’s facilities throughout the United States.   

“At Bombardier, we’re always striving to provide the best in-cabin experience for our customers. With Gogo’s 5G network, passengers will have lightning-fast internet connectivity with higher bandwidth and enhanced streaming capabilities, providing them with an ‘in-home’ or ‘in-office’ experience,” said Paul Sislian, Executive Vice President, Aftermarket Services and Strategy, Bombardier. “Staying seamlessly connected at all times is paramount for our customers, and we’re pleased to be working with Duncan Aviation to provide the latest 5G air-to-ground connectivity solutions for our customers’ aircraft.”   

Designed specifically for business aviation, Gogo’s 5G network will be available nationwide throughout the contiguous United States and has started to expand into Canada. This impressive new in-flight connectivity solution can be accessed upon installation of the Gogo X3 line replaceable unit (LRU) and is expected to come to market mid next year. It will markedly improve the in-cabin experience and provide enhanced bandwidth and faster streaming abilities.      

“Duncan Aviation is proud to offer the most current In-Flight Connectivity Solutions for our customers,” said Ryan Huss, Duncan Aviation Vice President of Service Sales. “We understand the value our customers place on staying connected, so we are excited to be working with our trusted industry collaborators Bombardier and Gogo on this program to bring the next generation of in-flight connectivity to the market.”