Bombardier Offers Gogo Avance Connectivity On Learjet Fleet

Learjet 40
Credit: Bombardier

Bombardier Aviation is offering high-speed 4G air-to-ground internet coverage over North America as a retrofit on Learjet aircraft. 

The service uses Gogo Avance L5 to access Gogo’s Biz 4G ground network of more than 250 towers for connectivity over the continental U.S. and large parts of Canada and Alaska, Bombardier says. 

The system was designed for business aircraft and offers audio and video streaming and faster web surfing compared to that offered by previous technology, it says. 

 The service is available on new Learjet aircraft and will be an option on the new six-passenger $9.9 million Learjet 75 Liberty, on track to enter service in mid-2020. 

A retrofit is available for Learjet 40, Learjet 45, Learjet 70 and Learjet 75 aircraft. The system can be installed at Bombardier service centers and authorized service facilities in the U.S. 

Bombardier is also offering upgrades to the Garmin G5000 avionics suite  on Learjet aircraft in service. 

“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, Bombardier Business Aircraft vice president of worldwide sales for Learjet Aircraft and Corporate Fleets. 

More than 2,000 Learjet aircraft are in service around the world.

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.