Gogo LTE Upgrade Means Classic ATG Operators Will Need To Upgrade Too
At the start of 2023, Gogo announced that their current ground network will be upgraded for the first time to LTE. This upgrade will create more bandwidth for aircraft with the AVANCE platform installed. The LTE upgrade is currently underway and set to launch on January 1, 2026.
When the LTE network goes online, those aircraft with a Gogo AVANCE L3 will see a 40% bump in bandwidth and AVANCE L5 systems will see a 10% bump. Aircraft with existing Classic ATG systems (ATG 1000/2000/4000/5000/8000) will no longer be able to send and receive data as their aircards do not support LTE. What this means for Classic ATG operators is they have from now until December 31, 2025 to upgrade to an AVANCE L3 or L5 in order to not have an interruption of service.
To assist operators in upgrading their Classic ATGs, Gogo is offering lucrative rebate promotions for those that install in 2023. A $25,000 rebate will be given to the operator when an AVANCE L3 Plus or Max system is installed, and a $50,000 rebate will be given when an AVANCE L5 is installed. The rebate will be delivered to the operator once the L3 or L5 is installed and activated with a new service plan. The Classic ATG LRU must be sent back to Gogo as well as part of the rebate requirements. The Classic ATG operator must fill out an online promo form and have an active subscription with the account in good standing to qualify.
Gogo has numerous active Classic ATG systems in service and it would be wise to upgrade your system sooner than later. As time gets closer to the LTE launch date, those who haven’t upgraded could have trouble finding available slots within Gogo’s dealer network. Remember ADS-B Out? It will look a lot like that. Securing your AVANCE upgrade now ensures you’ll find a slot that fits your flight schedule while enjoying the best pricing and rebate promotions that will be available during this period.
West Star Aviation has four major sites to help facilitate your Gogo install. East Alton, IL (ALN), Chattanooga, TN (CHA), Grand Junction, CO (GJT), and Perryville, MO (PCD) are ready to help with your Gogo needs, or any other needs you may have for your aircraft. Reach out to any of the Avionics Technical Sales Managers below for questions or to schedule your aircraft for upgrade.