Investor Syndicate led by Tiger Infrastructure, Platform Partners, and Meritage Funds backs SmartSky Networks

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NEW YORK, NY — 23 OCTOBER 2015 — An investor syndicate led by Tiger Infrastructure Partners (“Tiger”), Meritage Funds and Platform Partners today announced the acquisition of an interest in SmartSky Networks LLC (“SmartSky” or the “Company”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Established in 2011, SmartSky is creating the first 4G-LTE based, Air-to-Ground communications network in the U.S. to … Read More

StandardAero Becomes Partner to Provide SmartSky Networks’ 4G High-Speed Wireless Solutions for a Variety Business Aviation Aircraft

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ — 20 AUGUST 2015 – StandardAero has signed an agreement with SmartSky Networks to certify and install SmartSky’s industry -first, airborne 4G – based, high – speed wireless internet solution for a variety of business aircraft. StandardAero, through its in – house Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) delegation, will provide Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approvals for the … Read More

Jet Aviation St. Louis teams with SmartSky Networks to install the industry’s first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless Internet network on the Global Express platform

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ST. LOUIS, MO — 7 JULY 2015 – SmartSky Networks and Jet Aviation St. Louis have signed an agreement to certify and install the SmartSky 4G LTE-based Internet system on the Global Express platform. Working together, Jet Aviation St. Louis and SmartSky will develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for retrofit installations on those aircraft. SmartSky 4G will expand access to … Read More

SmartSky™ Networks Announces Kontron as New Technology Connectivity Partner at AEA 2015

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 8 APRIL 2015 — Transforming Airborne Wi-Fi: SmartSky™ Networks Announces Kontron as New Technology Connectivity Partner at AEA 2015 SmartSky Networks, a next-generation aviation communications provider bringing SmartSky 4G, the first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless network to the aviation market, is pleased to announce Kontron as a technology connectivity partner at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) 2015 convention … Read More

Satcom Direct is Named the Exclusive Service Provider of the New SmartSky 4G LTE-Based Wireless Network

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SATELLITE BEACH, FL — 14 NOVEMBER 2014 — Announced at the NBAA convention in October, Satcom Direct is the only organization approved to provide activation, customer support and billing for the new airborne SmartSky Network. The nation’s first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless network, SmartSky 4G is being launched by SmartSky Networks with the anticipated rollout of commercial service in 2016. SmartSky’s patented … Read More

Duncan Aviation Supports Technical Development at SmartSky Networks

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LINCOLN, NB — 22 OCTOBER 2014 — For the last year, Duncan Aviation aerospace engineers have been providing operational support and design direction to SmartSky Networks, which recently announced that it is developing a 4G LTE-based airborne network capable of providing customers with high performance Wi-Fi for real-time internet access, video streaming and video conferencing. According to SmartSky Networks Chairman and … Read More

Transforming Airborne Wi-Fi: SmartSky Networks™ Announces Connectivity Partners at NBAA 2014

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CHARLOTTE, NC – 21 OCTOBER 2014 — Transforming Airborne Wi-Fi: SmartSky™ Networks Announces Connectivity Partners at NBAA 2014 Textron Aviation, Duncan Aviation, Satcom Direct, ICG, and Harris Corporation comprise SmartSky’s distribution backbone for nation’s first airborne 4G LTE wireless network SmartSky Networks, a next-generation aviation communications provider bringing SmartSky 4G, the first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless network to the market, announced its … Read More

SmartSky Networks™ to Launch Nation’s First 4G LTE Aviation Network with Largest Airborne Spectrum Position Ever Utilized

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CHARLOTTE, NC – 7 OCTOBER 2014 — Seasoned Wireless Executives Team with Radio Technology Expert Harris Corporation to Deliver Technological Innovation SmartSky Networks, a next-generation aviation communications provider, is pleased to announce the launch of the nation’s first airborne 4G LTE-based network, SmartSky 4G. SmartSky’s technology will provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of networks currently … Read More