FDS Avionics and SmartSky combine IFE and IFC for BizAv

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 22 OCTOBER 2018 –- With more business jet passengers demanding a premium travel experience in the sky, FDS Avionics has integrated its inflight entertainment system with the industry’s next generation air-to-ground connectivity service, SmartSky 4G LTE, creating a new Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity option. FDS CEO Reed Macdonald says, “This collaboration between FDS and SmartSky brings together … Read More

Stevens Aviation Named Authorized Dealer for SmartSky 4G LTE Equipment Sales and Installation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 16 OCTOBER 2018 –- SmartSky Networks has expanded its robust dealer and distribution network, adding a proven aviation company with more than 60 years of industry experience. Stevens Aviation will serve as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of the SmartSky 4G LTE system. Stevens will sell and install SmartSky equipment at its three locations … Read More

SmartSKY 4G LTE Takes Flight with Pentastar Aviation Completing First Certification and Customer Install

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Installation completed on Gulfstream G550 aircraft WATERFORD, MI. –- 15 OCTOBER 2018 –- Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, announced today that it has successfully completed the first installation of a SmartSky Networks 4G LTE system in a customer’s aircraft. Pentastar Aviation developed an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), which now permits SmartSky … Read More

Nancy Walker joins SmartSky Networks in new Chief Commercial Officer role

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 30 MAY 2018 –- SmartSky Networks, a next-generation airborne communications provider, today announced that Nancy Walker has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Walker’s vast knowledge of the inflight connectivity (IFC) industry, coupled with her wealth of aerospace business development and avionics engineering experience, will position her to make an immediate … Read More

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

SmartSky Offers Unlimited Plan Launch Promotion, Demonstration Flights

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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 4G LTE Air-to-Ground Network Deployment Initiated

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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