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Monday, September 14, 2020

Flightstar Receives FAA Approval for Gogo AVANCE L5 in Learjet 40/70 Series

Champaign, IL (KCMI) – Flightstar Corporation receives FAA approval for Gogo Business Aviation AVANCE L5 equipment installation in the Bombardier Learjet 40, 45, 70, and 75 aircraft. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST04479CH was awarded to Flightstar Corporation on September 9, 2020.

This STC allows for the installation of two external antennas with Flightstar fuselage adapters, eight internal antennas, and the mounting of the LRU and ACM in the lavatory baggage area. Included is a one-time use of the Flightstar Wi-Fi Activation STC (ST04439CH).

"The Gogo AVANCE L5 system is the next generation in Wi-Fi connectivity for business aircraft. Flightstar is proud to again be providing solutions for the retrofit of the Bombardier Learjet 40 and 70 series," stated Flightstar Avionics Sales, Greg Vail. “Cabin connectivity has increasingly become more important for business travelers. They are in search of faster connections with more features that maximize the inflight experience. The Gogo AVANCE L5 system meets these needs and provides the framework for improved solutions into the future.”

Gogo AVANCE L5 accesses the Gogo 4G ground network to deliver faster speeds and enhanced network capability. This system enables a more robust experience for activities such as streaming video and audio, on-demand movies, personal smartphone use, and real-time data for cockpit apps while in flight.

Approval by Transport Canada Civil Aviation is in progress.

About Flightstar Corporation

Founded in 1978, Flightstar is an aviation service organization located at the University of Illinois-Willard Airport in Champaign, Illinois (KCMI). With over 112,000 square feet of hangar space, the company offers a wide range of services including a full-service fixed base operation (FBO), airline and general aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul operations (MRO),avionics sales with installation and repair, and world-wide executive jet charter with full aircraft management services. Flightstar proudly serves as a Bombardier Authorized Service Facility (ASF) for the Learjet 40, 45, 70, and 75 series of aircraft. Additionally, Flightstar operates as a Honeywell Authorized Service Center for the TFE731 series, HTF7000 and Honeywell APU.

With over 140 team members, Flightstar prides itself on providing world-class aviation services delivered with a Midwestern work ethic and highly personalized customer service. To learn more about us, visit or call (800)-747-4777.