Banyan Air Service Installs Its First Gogo AVANCE L5 System

Banyan Air Service, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, completes its first installation of a Gogo AVANCE L5 system on a Bombardier Challenger 300. The project involved the removal of the interior, installation of the L5 system, re-installation of the interior and the final touch-up paint. The project was completed in less than three weeks, without any discrepancies, and within the projected budget.

The Banyan install team says, “The biggest hurdle was the previous antenna placement in the cabin. We worked directly with Gogo and found the optimal performance being above the headliner instead of behind the side panels. We were able to give this Challenger seamless performance of the system throughout the cabin.”

Gogo AVANCE L5 offers the latest in 4G in-flight connectivity with the ability to stream video and audio or host a web conference. In addition, passengers can surf the web, send email with attachments, or text and talk using a personal smartphone.

Andrew Major, chief pilot for MOTT Aviation, says, “Banyan did an outstanding job. I couldn’t recommend Banyan enough. A big thanks to all at Gogo and Banyan for a job well done. We have seen a 100% improvement since we have moved to the new L5 4G. Now fully loaded with each person having two devices doesn’t make a difference. All works really fast with the new version, including streaming movies.”

Banyan Air Service is an authorized Gogo dealer, offering sales, support, installs and service of Gogo systems. Banyan is certified by both FAA and EASA and has repair station approvals for several Latin American countries. In addition, Banyan, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE), is an award-winning FBO, offering turbine airframe and engine maintenance, aircraft sales, parts solutions, Jet Runway Café and Banyan Pilot Shop.

Gogo (NYSE: GOGO) is the inflight internet company and is a leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. Gogo designs and sources innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet and develops customizable services for its aviation partners. Once connected, Gogo provides industry-leading reliability around the world. Gogo's products and services are installed on thousands of aircraft operated by thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators, and commercial airlines globally.

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