SmartSky Networks First ATG Provider to Connect to Honeywell Forge

SmartSky’s 10x faster next-generation network powers full connectivity for cabin and crew

Research Triangle NC, October 21, 2021 – SmartSky Networks announced today it is ready to bring Honeywell Forge to customers in Business Aviation. With the company open for business and showcasing its unmatched next-generation ATG networkSmartSky becomes the first ATG provider to enable Honeywell ForgeBusiness aviation subscribers can now take advantage of Honeywell’s full suite of mission-management capabilities for connectivity, flight operations, navigation databases and maintenance through SmartSky’s bestinclassfast, dependable, and secure network.

“Our partnership with Honeywell provides business aviation operators access to advanced software services and performance insights that improve the flying experience, drive efficient operations and take full advantage of our unmatched network performance,” said SmartSky Networks CEO David Helfgott.

Honeywell Forge focuses on state-of-the-art enhanced offerings, partner integrations and a better user experience. Software enhancements will help customers oversee their entire operation, improve how they manage their fleet and reduce operational costs while improving the passenger experience. It offers the following advantages:

  • Custom alerts in an integrated dashboard, so directors of maintenance and flight operations always know the status of their fleet
  • Real-time insights and actions to address connectivity issues, changes in flight plans, navigation database availability and maintenance events — improving operational inefficiencies and ultimately lowering costs
  • 24/7 personalized service and support from Honeywell’s exceptional team is available, anywhere, and anytime throughout the year

“Honeywell Forge capabilities will continue to expand through ongoing software enhancements which is an ideal fit with SmartSky’s high performance network. We have flown with SmartSky many times and their fast, dependable, and secure performance is a perfect match for our Forge offering.” said John Peterson, Vice President and General Manager, Software and Services at Honeywell Connected Enterprise, Aerospace.

SmartSky’s network is live today, currently covers the majority of business aviation flight routes in the US and is quickly progressing toward FULL CONUS coverage in the first half of 2022. SmartSky’s OEM and MRO partners are ready to begin installations for customers who have the same high expectations for fast, secure, reliable connectivity at 35,000 feet as they do on the ground. As a Value-Added-Reseller (VAR), Honeywell can activate, connect, and serve customers through its Forge platform. Operators are urged to get started now by joining SmartSky’s Early Arrival program, which guarantees hardware availability and provides up to $90,000 in value, including credits toward Honeywell’s advanced GoDirect Router.

SmartSky’s products and services are available through a growing network of Value-Added-Reseller (VAR) and installation partners and includes all three interrelated offerings: i) the best-in-class, next-generation Air-to-Ground network, ii) advanced shipset hardware for aircraft communications, and iii) a transformational digital platform and application-layer, Skytelligence®.

Visit SmartSky Networks at APEX booth #919.

About SmartSky

SmartSky Networks was founded to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies, services and related tools. SmartSky is rolling out its innovative air-to-ground network in 2021. The network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky’s network uniquely enables an “office in the sky” experience with unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky the best in-flight user experience, and a key enabler for new and enhanced applications and services. For more information, visit


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