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

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

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

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

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

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

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

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

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

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

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

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

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

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