Gogo announces partnership with Atlas Air Service to develop EASA STC for Galileo HDX

April 2, 2024
The European Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) will cover more than 2,600 total aircraft in operation today worldwide, comprised of more than 1,850 Citations and 750 Phenom 300s.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Gogo Business Aviation in Broomfield, Colo. has announced a partnership with Atlas Air Service AG in Bremen, Germany to develop the first European Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Gogo Galileo HDX antenna, which is intended for use with the Cessna CitationJet series of light jet aircraft and the Embraer Phenom 300.

The STCs will encompass over 2,600 aircraft currently in operation globally, including more than 1,850 Citations and 750 Phenom 300s.

Atlas Air Service will initially focus its STC efforts on the Cessna Citation 525 series of aircraft, which includes the CJ1, CJ2, CJ3, and CJ4 models. Hardware installations are projected to commence this summer on a CJ1+.

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Concurrently, the STC for the Phenom 300 is being developed in coordination with the Citation STC through the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and other regulatory bodies Gogo Galileo will utilize the Eutelsat OneWeb enterprise-grade low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network, which is fully operational.

Following comprehensive testing and validation, Gogo anticipates commencing flight testing with the prototype HDX terminal this summer.

"Atlas Air Service has played a pivotal role in the development of these STCs, underscoring the strength of our partnership," Shuaib Shahid, head of international sales for Gogo Business Aviation, stated. "With their specialization in the midsize and smaller aircraft market, Atlas Air Service is an ideal partner for Gogo Galileo in Europe."

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"For the first time, a global broadband service will be accessible to thousands of aircraft operators in Europe and worldwide. Our customers have long sought a small and cost-effective broadband solution for their aircraft," Radu Grigore, deputy director of MRO commercial for Atlas Air Service AG, remarked. "We sought to be among the first to collaborate with Gogo to develop these STCs and introduce broadband inflight Wi-Fi across various segments of business aviation."

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