Ventura Air Services Commits to Secure Bombardier Learjet 55 STC for SmartSky 4G LTE System Installation and Operation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 26 APRIL 2018 –- Ventura Air Services has committed to secure a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the installation and operation of a SmartSky 4G LTE system on the Bombardier Learjet 55. There are more than 100 Learjet 55s currently in service in the United States. The aircraft holds up to … Read More

Introducing SmartSky LiTE™ – the First 4G LTE-based Connectivity for Light-Jet and Turboprop Aircraft

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 26 MARCH 2018 –- It’s easy for light aircraft operators to feel like all the inflight connectivity focus is on larger-cabin, longer-range jets. Anyone in the industry can tell you, however, that operators of turboprops and light jets have always been vital to business aviation – and that their impact is poised to grow. Today’s announcement of … Read More

FAA Bestows Parts Manufacturer Approval on SmartSky 4G Aircraft System

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 22 MARCH 2018 –- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to SmartSky Networks’ radio and antenna manufacturing partners, enabling full-rate production of the SmartSky 4G LTE aircraft system and catalyzing STC projects on numerous popular business aircraft. Avidyne secured a PMA for the production of the airborne radio, while AeroAntenna received PMA … Read More

FAA Approves First STC for SmartSky, Will Enable Retail Customers on its 4G LTE Airborne Network

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 29 JANUARY 2018 –- SmartSky’s best-in-class, future-ready airborne network got a boost today from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Avidyne Corporation, SmartSky’s avionics manufacturing partner, was awarded the first supplemental type certificate (STC) that provides for the installation and operation of a SmartSky 4G LTE system, in this case, on a Cessna Citation Excel. Avidyne CEO Dan … Read More

Business Aviation Reporters Test SmartSky 4G LTE on Demonstration Flight

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 22 NOVEMBER 2017 –- Editors and reporters from some of the most respected and relied upon business aviation publications recently participated in the first media demonstration of the SmartSky 4G LTE-based network. SmartSky Networks’ Citation Excel took flight Tuesday morning, Nov. 14 from Melbourne International Airport (KMLB). Aviation International News/Business Jet Traveler, Business & Commercial Aviation/Aviation Week, … Read More

SmartSky 4G LTE Demonstration Flights Deliver Unmatched Speeds at NBAA-BACE

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 27 OCTOBER 2017 –- In conjunction with the rollout of its 4G LTE-based network, SmartSky Networks recently enabled multiple subject matter experts to experience, firsthand, the unmatched power of its patented inflight connectivity during flights on its Cessna Citation Excel in the skies above Las Vegas. A number of OEMs, MROs, potential partners and Early Bird customers … Read More

Western Aircraft Named Authorized Dealer for SmartSky 4G LTE Equipment Sales and Installation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 10 OCTOBER 2017 –- Another proven industry leader partners with SmartSky Networks as the nationwide network rollout of SmartSky 4G LTE continues. Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, will serve as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. Boise, Idaho-based Western Aircraft will sell and install SmartSky equipment across many business jet … Read More

SmartSky Offers Unlimited Plan Launch Promotion, Demonstration Flights

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 10 OCTOBER 2017 –- With the nationwide rollout of its 4G LTE-based network underway, SmartSky Networks introduces a limited-time promotion that allows customers use of all the data they want for an affordable, fixed monthly fee. Customers who sign up during SmartSky’s Network Launch Promotion will receive bonus data, including an unlimited option (subject to terms and … Read More

SmartSky’s 4 Gives More Supports Corporate Angel Network at NBAA

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 10 OCTOBER 2017 –- The Corporate Angel Network (CAN) has performed its noble work for more than 35 years, providing timely corporate jet transportation for cancer patients needing to get to specialized treatment across the country. For the third straight year, SmartSky Networks’ 4 Gives More directly supports that mission with a donation to CAN at the … Read More

SmartSky 4G LTE Air-to-Ground Network Deployment Initiated

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 3 August 2017 – SmartSky Networks, LLC, an aviation communications provider, has initiated deployment of the nation’s first airborne 4G LTE-based air-to-ground (ATG) network. Using 60 MHz of spectrum and patented beamforming technology, SmartSky’s network will provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of the current industry standard ATG network, and at a lower … Read More