Jet Aviation St Louis completes first ATG-8000 install on Embraer Lineage

Terry Spruce

Jet Aviation St. Louis. has completed the first installation of the new ATG-8000 high-speed internet system in an Embraer Lineage.

“This is the first ATG-8000 ever installed in a Lineage, and it’s a very complex process.”

Blake Hogge, senior manager, Aviation Sales at Jet Aviation at St. Louis said: “This is the first ATG-8000 ever installed in a Lineage, and it’s a very complex process. We had to strip out much of the interior and even take the fuel tanks out of the airplane’s belly. Basically, we had to take the right side of the aircraft apart.”

Hogge said the ATG-8000 is part of Gogo Business Aviation’s air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity system. It will provide the customer with high-speed internet, Wi-Fi, and connectivity for information and entertainment services such as email and video conferencing.

While the ATG-8000 is fairly new for business-aviation applications, Hogge said it has been installed in hundreds of commercial airliners. He said the Jet Aviation service center in St. Louis installed it in the Lineage under a supplemental type certificate (STC).

Jet Aviation in St. Louis recently signed a contract for a second ATG-8000 slated for installation in April.

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