Bombardier offers 4G Wi-Fi retrofit for Learjet
By Wings Staff
Gogo Business Aviation’s 4G air-to-ground internet system, called AVANCE L5, which has been an in-cabin Wi-Fi option on Bombardier’s new Learjet aircraft since last year, is now being offered as a retrofit for in-service Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft. Customers can have the system installed at all Bombardier Service Centres and Authorized Service Facilities throughout the United States.
“Learjet aircraft are renowned productivity tools, and this enhancement ensures that our customers have the connectivity they need to maximize their time in the air,” said Michael Anckner, VP, worldwide sales, Learjet Aircraft and Corporate Fleets, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “With various upgrades available for our large fleet of in-service aircraft and the recent unveiling of our value-added Learjet 75 Liberty aircraft, there’s never been a better time to own a Learjet.”
Designed specifically for business aircraft, Bombardier explains the new 4G service uses Gogo AVANCE L5, which is lightweight and compact, to access the Gogo Biz 4G ground network of more than 250 towers. This network provides connectivity over the continental U.S. and in large parts of Canada and Alaska.
There are more than 2,000 Learjet aircraft in service around the world and the Learjet 75 Liberty is on track to enter service in mid-2020. Bombardier notes it is growing its worldwide support network, including a new service centre at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport and the recent addition of two U.S. line maintenance stations in Teterboro and Van Nuys.
In addition to providing this 4G connectivity upgrade to the Learjet fleet, Bombardier is also offering the latest update to the Garmin G5000 avionics suite aboard Learjet aircraft, which was recently certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration.