Banyan Air Service Joins SmartSky’s Network of Installation Partners

Award-winning MRO to offer the most advanced inflight connectivity system ever deployed

Research Triangle, NC – June 27, 2023 – SmartSky Networks, the innovative air-to-ground inflight connectivity provider, today announced Banyan Air Service as a new sales and installation partner. The Florida-based full-service Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operation is now offering services to install and upgrade private jets and turboprop aircraft to the fastest and most reliable connectivity solution in operation today.  

“We are proud to provide more services than any other aircraft support facility in Florida and are committed to offering our customers the latest and greatest enhancements to their aircraft. As a sales and installation partner for SmartSky, we have experienced the system for ourselves. We are pleased to say it delivers an impressive connectivity experience, as advertised, and we are excited to bring this game-changing product to our customers, especially streaming-level performance for smaller corporate jets,” said Danny Santiago, Director of Avionics for Banyan Air Service. Banyan is authorized to install both the SmartSky Flagship system for mid to large cabin jets as well as SmartSky LITE, the first-ever streaming-level connectivity solution for smaller business aircraft. 

Based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, Banyan is an FAA and EASA approved repair station and has earned repair station designations and approvals for over 10 countries. The experienced MRO provider offers 24-hour, full-service operations for aircraft owners, charter operators, corporate flight departments, flight schools and government agencies. The company’s track record ensures low downtime for connectivity installations and upgrades as well as other air services.  Its award-winning service includes numerous individual FAA awards resulting in the Banyan Maintenance Division being recognized as an FAA Diamond Award winner. Banyan has been recognized as the #1 U.S. FBO by Professional Pilot Magazine and #1 independent FBO in the Southeast U.S. for 10 consecutive years. 

“Banyan is one of the most highly regarded aircraft service facilities in the country and is known for offering their customers world-class service as evidenced by their industry accolades year after year. This expertise makes Banyan the perfect fit to meet the growing demand for SmartSky’s industry-leading inflight connectivity performance,” said Aria Bahawdory, Director, MRO Account Management. “Customers in the business aviation marketplace are demanding best-in-class service, and SmartSky delivers.” 

About SmartSky 

SmartSky Networks was founded to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies, services, and tools. 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 

SmartSky Networks. Data moves us. 

About Banyan Air Service 

Banyan Air Service is an award-winning full-service fixed base operator (FBO) with more than 1 million square feet of hangar and office space within a 110-acre aviation complex. Banyan provides comprehensive business aviation services, including ground services, aircraft sales, heavy maintenance, exterior and interior upgrades, turbine engine service, structural repairs, avionics installations and services, and aircraft part sales. Banyan’s aircraft sales department is the Southeast Sales and Service center for the HondaJet. When visiting Banyan, be sure to check out the world’s largest pilot shop, Banyan Pilot Shop, and dine with a view of the ramp at the delicious Jet Runway Café.  

For more information, visit 

SmartSky Media Contact 

Mark Hazlin  

Phone: (202) 289-4001  



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