SmartSky Teams with IATA to Tackle Turbulence, Enable Safer, Smoother Flights Aboard Commercial and Business Jets

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

Research Triangle, NC – October 23, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity solutions for aviation, today announced that it is collaborating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to bring its open, commercial-ready digital services to IATA’s new turbulence mitigation platform, Turbulence Aware. IATA’s Turbulence Aware platform is helping airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence, a … Read More

SmartSky Networks Partners with Mosaic ATM To Expand Skytelligence™ Open Marketplace Opportunities

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

Research Triangle, NC – August 12, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for business and commercial aviation, announced that it has partnered with Mosaic ATM to further enhance SmartSky’s Skytelligence™ open marketplace and framework infrastructure to connect aviation applications and services developers. The expanded Skytelligence allows for the development of new data and services products to improve … Read More

SmartSky Networks Receives Milestone 130th Patent Advancing Next-Gen Connectivity and a Better Passenger Experience

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

Research Triangle, NC – July 30, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity solutions for business and commercial aviation, today announced it has received its 130th patent supporting the development of its advanced air-to-ground (ATG) network. Titled, “Architecture for Simultaneous Spectrum Usage by Air-to-Ground and Terrestrial Networks,” SmartSky’s latest patent is part of an exclusive rights portfolio … Read More

SmartSky Enters Final Phase of Inflight Network Deployment Using 5G Technology

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Durham, NC – May 30, 2019 – SmartSky Networks announces that it has initiated the final site completion phase of its next generation Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for business and commercial aviation, launching later in 2019.  SmartSky’s airborne network, which began its nationwide deployment a few years ago, incorporates many 5G wireless technologies that have been experienced during a large number … Read More

SmartSky Networks Announces Collaboration with Snowflake Software Through the Skytelligence™ Aviation Data Marketplace

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. – The continued growth of available aviation data has software developers and service providers clamoring to deliver innovative services, optimize operations and improve the inflight experience. SmartSky Networks’ open marketplace for shared data and services, Skytelligence™, powers this transformation by eliminating the need for multiple contracts, complex integrations, and high upfront capital costs. Snowflake Software has provided … Read More

SmartSky Launches Pioneering Inflight Internet Connectivity System Installed with Gore’s Vapor-Sealed 7 Series Cable Assemblies

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PLEINFELD, Germany (March 28, 2019) — Today’s passengers and flight crew require secure, real-time connections through texting, phone calls, social media, email, transferring information, and streaming videos. GORE® Microwave/RF Assemblies is helping SmartSky Networks launch the next-generation of inflight connectivity above the clouds. They selected Gore’s vapor-sealed 7 Series for their new inflight connectivity system that provides travelers with a … Read More

StandardAero’s First Embraer STC for SmartSky 4G LTE Aircraft System Receives FAA Approval

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 26, 2019 – Embraer jet operators now have access to SmartSky Networks’ best-in-class inflight connectivity. StandardAero, via its Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), was awarded the first Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for multiple Embraer aircraft models. The prestigious maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider and trusted SmartSky installation and distribution partner … Read More

SmartSky Networks Announces $104M Funding Round

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE, North Carolina –- 5 FEBRUARY 2019 –- The aviation industry’s transformative inflight internet provider, SmartSky Networks, announces the closing of a total of $104M in funding, including $75 million in debt commitments from funds managed by the Global Credit team at BlackRock and equity investments by private equity firms Tiger Infrastructure, WP Global, Platform Partners, and Meritage Investors. … Read More

JetSuiteX to Launch SmartSky Networks’ Industry-Best In-Flight Internet Solution Across Its Fleet

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JetSuiteX Customers Will Enjoy In-Flight Internet Comparable to Their Experience on the Ground DALLAS, Texas –- 29 JANUARY 2019 –- JetSuiteX, the acclaimed air carrier that offers regular flights from private terminals at the cost of a commercial ticket, announced that it will become the first carrier to offer SmartSky Networks’ innovative inflight internet solution, which gives customers the ability to … Read More

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