A Citation Makes the Move to Get Online
A few months ago, a customer came to us with a Citation that they used regularly for business travel around the country, often with a small team. They looked to Leading Edge for advice on getting Internet connectivity to optimize travel time.
To create an affordable, right-sized Wi-Fi / Internet solution that would make flights not only more productive, but more safe and enjoyable for passengers and pilots alike.
The Citation was equipped with Gogo AVANCE L3 which provides affordable Internet functionality at 4G speeds across North America.
The customer now has an extremely affordable connectivity solution that provides everything from email, voice & text, and social media, to VPN access, online banking, inflight entertainment and cockpit app data. In addition to making the flights more fun and productive, one of the biggest benefits is the flexibility to travel during times of day they otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
“When you’re travelling with a team, you have to work around meeting and con call commitments, so losing a whole workday just isn’t practical. But now we can fly when we want because we’re never truly unplugged. We can be productive when we need to and travel when we need to,” said the owner. “Owning an airplane is like having a time machine. It allows you to do things you normally wouldn’t be able to do because of the speed and convenience. Adding Internet connectivity buys you even more time back. We couldn’t imagine life without it now.”
With Wi-Fi, what used to be a nice-to-have is quickly becoming a need-to-have for clients who want to stay productive during busy schedules. The L3 is a great way for owners of smaller aircraft to take the plunge and get connected without breaking the bank.