StandardAero Prepares for Increased Gogo AVANCE Upgrade Demand, Establishes Slot Program for Gogo Installations
As Gogo Business Aviation (NASDAQ: GOGO) readies for its network migration, StandardAero will designate capacity across its entire enterprise to facilitate Gogo Classic ATG (Air-to-Ground) to AVANCE system upgrades. StandardAero is one of world’s largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers of aviation services and has ranked among Gogo’s top installing and certifying dealers 10 times since 2013, having installed more than 455 Gogo systems over the 19 years of its Gogo partnership.
To facilitate impending demand, StandardAero has established a slot program in which Gogo Classic ATG customers can reserve a scheduled slot for installation at one of four U.S.-based facilities where the company executes Gogo work, including Augusta, GA; Houston, TX; Springfield, IL; and Van Nuys, CA.
“As we balance the increased levels of installation interest with anticipated lack of available floor-space capacity, we are committed to minimizing maintenance downtime and mitigating interruptions for Gogo operators,” says Tony Brancato, president of Business Aviation for StandardAero. “The slot program allows customers to rest easy knowing their Gogo inflight connectivity upgrade needs will be taken care of with timely care and attention.”
More than 3,000 business aircraft are installed and flying with Gogo Classic ATG systems onboard (ATG 8000, 5000, 4000, 2000, 1000), and those aircraft are in a unique position to upgrade to Gogo AVANCE L3 or L5 before the anticipated early 2026 LTE network migration. Gogo Classic ATG operators who upgrade to the AVANCE platform will see significant improvement in connectivity performance and will be better positioned to meet the future demand of data consumption inflight.
“We're pleased one of our major MRO partners and platinum-level dealers is dedicating incremental labor and floor space through this slot program for Gogo Classic ATG to AVANCE upgrades,” says Sergio Aguirre, Gogo’s president and COO. “Our customers can count on the experts at StandardAero to help guide them through the technology transformation ahead of the migration.”
Existing Gogo Classic ATG customers can take advantage of current Gogo promotions, offering rebate opportunities of $25,000 up to $50,000 for upgrading.
For more information on upgrading a Gogo AVANCE system, contact the StandardAero team at www.standardaero.com/aboutus/contactus.