Skyservice Business Aviation Achieves Transport Canada Certification for Gogo 5G on Bombardier Challenger 300 Series
Skyservice Business Aviation, a prominent leader in North American business aviation, has successfully secured Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from Transport Canada to install the Gogo 5G system on Bombardier Challenger 300 series aircraft. This achievement, in collaboration with Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO), marks a significant advancement in in-flight connectivity for the aviation sector.
The certification, finalized on September 1, encompasses a comprehensive Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) STC. Additionally, it is followed by validation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This certification is available to Challenger 300 operators who opt to install a Gogo AVANCE L5 system along with the complete Gogo 5G provisional kit.
Benjamin Murray, the President and CEO of Skyservice expressed his enthusiasm about the development, stating, "Skyservice, being one of the largest managers of Bombardier aircraft fleets in Canada and an authorized service facility for Bombardier, is elated to offer top-tier 5G services to our global clientele seeking robust interactive communication solutions."Advertising
Gogo has already completed the construction of its 5G network in the contiguous United States as of October 2022 and is now working on expanding its 5G network in Canada. The complete expansion of the Canadian Gogo 5G network is projected to be completed by 2024.
David Salvador, Vice President of Aftermarket Sales for Gogo, commended Skyservice Business Aviation for their continued partnership and dedication. He emphasized the significance of the Gogo 5G certification for the Challenger 300 series, ensuring an enhanced in-flight connectivity experience for passengers now and in the future.
About Skyservice Business Aviation
Skyservice, celebrating its 36th year, is a North American frontrunner in business aviation. With a commitment to innovation, safety, and service excellence, Skyservice has consistently provided top-tier facilities and services across North America. Their comprehensive offerings include maintenance services, avionics, upgrades, and various STCs on leading OEM aircraft.
Gogo is recognized as the world's largest provider of broadband connectivity services tailored for the business aviation market. They offer a smart cabin system suite that provides integrated connectivity, in-flight entertainment, and voice solutions. As of June 30, 2023, Gogo reported a significant number of business aircraft equipped with its ATG systems and satellite connectivity.