SmartSky and Global Aviation Technologies Announce Sales and Installation Agreement

Research Triangle NC,  January 26, 2022 – SmartSky Networks, the innovative air-to-ground inflight connectivity provider, today announced Global Aviation Technologies as a sales and installation provider for SmartSky’s advanced shipsets at their Wichita, Kansas location.

SmartSky’s flagship equipment, including aircraft antennas and an Aircraft Base Radio, are available now for more than 4,000 aircraft covered by existing Supplementary Type Certificates (STCs). Together Global Aviation Technologies and SmartSky can provide timely hardware and installation to support the demand for immediate, dependable, and secure connectivity on business aviation aircraft.

Aria Bahawdory, Director of MRO Account Management for SmartSky Networks noted: “Having achieved roughly 80% coverage in 2021 and on our way to full CONUS coverage next quarter, we’re excited to establish new sales and installation partners at every segment of the market and bring our innovative inflight connectivity to the skies. We’re delighted to be working with Global Aviation Technologies as they share our vision of technical integrity and excellence. Together, we will challenge the status quo for inflight connectivity and deliver superior value for the legacy business aviation aircraft they support.”

Woody Cottner Vice President of Business Development for Global Aviation Technologies notes: “SmartSky is an impressive addition to our portfolio of services. Their inflight connectivity service and innovative hardware offer an unmatched experience and are a great fit for the aircraft we service and support.“

SmartSky’s products and services are available through a growing network of installation partners and Value-Added-Resellers (VAR) and includes 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®.

About SmartSky

SmartSky Networks was founded to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies, services, and tools. Its innovative air-to-ground network is now available, with full CONUS coverage coming in the first half of 2022. The network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky Networks uniquely enables an “office in the sky” experience with unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, very low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky Networks 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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About Global Aviation Technologies

Global Aviation Technologies is an FAA Certified Repair Station 7GTR271C, located in Wichita Kansas at the Dwight D. Eisenhower airport. We provide System Integration, Design, FAA Certification, and Wire Harness Fabrication, Sheet Metal Fabrication, Machining, PMA Approval for Parts Obsolescence issues. To learn more about Global Aviation Technologies, visit us here.

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