Aero Center Atlanta Joins SmartSky® Dealer Network

Company’s “Crown Jewel” location now offers fastest ATG

Research Triangle, NC – May 30, 2024 – SmartSky, provider of the most advanced inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, today announced that Aero Center Atlanta has joined the SmartSky dealer network as a sales and installation partner. With seven FBO locations across the U.S., Aero Centers is a full-service management, charter and FBO provider, which also offers Part 145 maintenance services – including connectivity upgrades for business aircraft – at the Atlanta location.

“Our growing, nationwide company is proud to strengthen our offerings with SmartSky next-generation inflight Wi-Fi,” said Dan Lane, Vice President of Technical Services for Aero Centers. “Aero Center Atlanta offers deep maintenance expertise with all sizes of aircraft. Because the SmartSky LITE™ system is geared toward light jets and turboprops, it is a particularly strong asset for connecting this class of airframes that has not previously had a streaming-level solution. Our sales and installation teams are excited to offer the significant upgrades to passenger experiences delivered by SmartSky’s proven connectivity.”

Opened in 1965, Aero Center Atlanta is the “crown jewel” of its FBO portfolio and the only full-service, integrated FBO at the DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (KPDK). Offerings include full Part 145 maintenance services. Its top-of-the-line upgrades include SmartSky Flagship™ for mid- to large-cabin aircraft, along with the award-winning SmartSky LITE™, a 2024 Aviation Week Laureates award recipient, due to its ability to bring unprecedented inflight Wi-Fi performance to smaller business aircraft.

Aero Center Atlanta
The Aero Center Atlanta install team stands ready to outfit small- to medium-sized business jets and turboprops with SmartSky’s ATG connectivity solutions

“Aero Centers is an ideal partner for SmartSky because of their commitment to providing premium customer experiences through their charter, management, FBO and maintenance operations. Their wide-ranging expertise and focus on expanding their capabilities and geographic reach have earned a stellar reputation in the industry which is now further strengthened by the ability to deliver SmartSky premium connectivity to customers,” said Aria Bahawdory, Director of MRO Account Management for SmartSky.

SmartSky’s roster of certified aircraft for the SmartSky Flagship™ and SmartSky LITE™ systems is growing; a list of SmartSky STCs, current and in progress, can be found at

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 Aero Centers

Aero Centers operates a portfolio of private, integrated aviation terminals, with multiple new locations coming online. Every FBO has been appointed with sustainable materials and designed with your comfort in mind. From your time in the air and on the ground, our expert customer service representatives and ground support teams are dedicated to crafting a seamless flight experience. Everyone who flies into an Aero Centers FBO receives the highest level of customer service from professionals with decades of experience in the private aviation industry. We pride ourselves on providing that level of service to everyone, whether they are a fortune 500 CEO, celebrity, or weekend flyer.

We’ve created first-class facilities with a full spectrum of general aviation services, including private terminals, real estate, Part 145 aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, Part 135 charter operations, and commercial into-plane service. Visit for full details.


SmartSky Media Contact

Mark Hazlin

Phone: (202) 289-4001


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