Pentastar Aviation® partners with SmartSky Networks to develop supplemental type certificates (STCs) for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 25 APRIL 2016 — When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, Pentastar Aviation will develop STCs for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft as well as participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other corporate aircraft. Pentastar serves as a business aviation leader, providing aircraft management, charter, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics … Read More

SmartSky Networks Selects Network Functions Virtualization Solution From Brocade and VMware for High-Speed, In-Flight Connectivity for Aviation Industry

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Brocade vEPC Running on VMware vCloud NFV Reduces Costs, Increases Scalability and Enables Service Agility for Innovative Air-to-Ground Broadband Network PALO ALTO, CA and SAN JOSE, CA — 11 APRIL 2016 — Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced SmartSky Networks is building a cutting-edge air-to-ground broadband network using the companies’ interoperable and pre-certified network functions virtualization … Read More

Clay Lacy Aviation continues to revolutionize in-flight connectivity as a new hardware sales, certification and installation partner for SmartSky Networks

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — 22 MARCH 2016 — When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, Clay Lacy Aviation will be a partner for hardware sales and installations, as well as supplemental type certificate (STC) developer on four Gulfstream models: the G200, G-IV, G-IVSP, and G-V. The Company, founded in 1968 as the first aircraft management and jet charter … Read More

Bombardier and SmartSky Networks Team Up to Offer Hardware Sales and Installation for SmartSky 4G Network

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

MONTREAL, CANADA — 15 MARCH 2016 — Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce that its Service Centre Network team will provide hardware sales and installations for SmartSky 4G, a new network taking flight later this year. SmartSky’s patented 4G beamforming technology delivers a signal that locks onto an aircraft, and by using 60 MHz of spectrum on an air-to-ground … Read More

SmartSky Networks announces Matthew Petzold has joined as CFO

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — 10 MARCH 2016 — SmartSky Networks, a next-generation airborne communications provider, today announced that Matthew Petzold has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Petzold’s successful track record in operations, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions positions him to add important strategic value to SmartSky in this key leadership role. “Matt’s combination of deep experience in telecommunications, internet, and … Read More

SmartSky Selects Brocade vEPC for SmartSky 4G In-Flight Connectivity Network

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Brocade Launches Management & Optimization Tools for Mobile IoT SAN JOSE, CA — 16 FEBRUARY 2016 — Brocade announced new offerings to help mobile operators re-architect their networks to support 5G services and deliver higher agility and performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional networks. These innovative New IP offerings uniquely position Brocade as a disrupter with 5G … Read More

Panasonic Weather Solutions Announces 4DAero, a Highly Accurate Electronic Flight Bag Weather Forecasting Application

Gary TesterPress Releases

LAS VEGAS, NV — 17 NOVEMBER 2015 — Panasonic Weather Solutions (Panasonic), a division within Panasonic Avionics Corporation, today announced its 4DAero, an electronic flight bag (EFB) application. This new solution provides pilots a user-friendly, interactive display of a planned flight route synchronized in time and space with highly accurate forecasted weather and other potential aviation hazards from the Panasonic … Read More

TrueNorth and SmartSky Networks Come Together to Provide Exceptional In-cabin Communications Experience

Gary TesterPress Releases

LAS VEGAS, NV — 17 NOVEMBER 2015 — Optelity Routing Capabilities and SmartSky 4G LTE Deliver Affordable, High-performance Airborne Connectivity TrueNorth Avionics confirmed today that its Optelity Cabin Gateway and Hot Spot products will be compatible with SmartSky Network’s 4G LTE-based wireless network to create an exceptional inflight passenger communications experience. Bringing together the highest speed air-to-ground network—more than 10 times … Read More

DAVINCI Jets first aircraft management company to commit to SmartSky 4G LTE

Gary TesterPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC/LAS VEGAS, NV — 17 NOVEMBER 2015 — DAVINCI Jets has agreed to become a SmartSky Networks Early Bird customer, securing its place as the first aircraft management company to offer 4G LTE-based Internet connectivity. DAVINCI Jets currently manages 13 airplanes in five locations in the Southeastern United States. Bringing this new, high-speed in-cabin Wi-Fi to its management and … Read More

SmartSky Networks, LLC Forms Relationship with AeroAntenna Technology, Inc.

Gary TesterPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, NC — 17 NOVEMBER 2015 — SmartSky Networks, LLC (“SmartSky”) announced today that AeroAntenna Technology, Inc. (“AeroAntenna”) is developing, supplying, and supporting antennas for use in the SmartSky 4G LTE-based air-to-ground network being rolled out in the continental United States next year. AeroAntenna is a design and manufacturing company. Specializing in the latest antenna and RF technology, the company … Read More