SmartSky Opens Southeast Corridor, Remains on Track for 2021 Launch

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Next-gen Broadband ATG Network achieves all technical milestones Research Triangle Park, NC. June 10, 2021 – SmartSky announced today the completion of all technical milestones and the opening of the first fully operational coverage zone of its next-generation inflight communications network, enabling route-based flight demonstrations and marking an inflection point on its path to certification and commercial launch later this … Read More

Avionica and SmartSky Partner to Develop Real-Time Aviation Data Services

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  Miami, FL. and Research Triangle Park, NC. June 1, 2021 – Avionica and SmartSky Networks announced today that they have formed a landmark partnership to deliver a new and advanced class of data-focused services for aviation. Avionica has proven leadership with onboard data collection. The SmartSky network, launching later this year, will provide superior high bandwidth, low latency connectivity … Read More

Accessible, High Precision Data Enables Safer Flights for the Connected Aircraft Ecosystem

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Real-time, Precision Airport & Vertiport Navigation Research Triangle, NC – May 5, 2021 – SmartSky Networks announced today that Performance Software, the leader in safety-critical engineering services and precision navigation data, has joined forces with SmartSky to bring real-time, high precision digital mapping databases to the aviation community. Piloted and autonomous aviation companies, including those in Urban Air Mobility (UAM) … Read More

SmartSky Names Wireless Broadband Pioneer David Claassen To Newly Created Chief Technology Officer Role

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  Research Triangle, NC – March 23, 2021 – SmartSky Networks announced today the appointment of cellular technology pioneer David Claassen to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Claassen will direct SmartSky’s technology strategy and execution, including development and delivery of innovative technical solutions from its portfolio of patents, as the company moves forward to empower the growing connected aircraft … Read More

SmartSky Surpasses 200 Patents; Transformation of the Connected Aircraft Sector Has Begun

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Research Triangle, NC – March 9, 2021 – SmartSky Networks announced today that it has surpassed 200 granted patents.  This broad portfolio contains many essential innovations which empower and protect the company’s next-generation inflight broadband service, launching later this year.  “SmartSky set out to transform aviation through innovations in communications technology and services,” said SmartSky CEO David Helfgott.  “Our expanding … Read More

SmartSky Raises Additional Capital As Aviation Broadband Wi-Fi Service Nears Launch

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Research Triangle, NC – February 22, 2021 – SmartSky Networks today announced that it has closed on more than $32 million in additional equity and debt funding as it prepares for the launch of its next-generation aviation Wi-Fi connectivity service later this year. “In a display of confidence in the future of SmartSky’s groundbreaking technology and services, we received new … Read More

SmartSky Presents the Future of Turbulence Avoidance for Business Aviation at the Connected Aviation Intelligence Event

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Research Triangle, NC – November 30, 2020 – SmartSky Networks’ Vice President of Digital Solutions, Brit Wanick, will discuss the value of real-time crowdsourced turbulence data for business aviation at the upcoming Connected Aviation Intelligence virtual event on December 2 at 1030 a.m. EDT. Wanick will introduce SmoothSkyTM, part of the company’s ongoing collaboration with the International Air Transport Association … Read More

SmartSky Names Industry Veteran David Helfgott CEO

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Mobile Broadband Exec to Lead Upcoming Transition to Operating Company Research Triangle, NC – October 13, 2020 – SmartSky Networks today announced that mobile broadband communications technology executive David Helfgott has been named CEO, reflecting the company’s upcoming transition from the development and deployment stage to an operational aviation broadband communications services and products company. “On behalf of both the … Read More

SmartSky Beats Gogo’s Patent Challenge

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Research Triangle, NC – Sept. 17, 2020 – SmartSky Networks announces that it has summarily defeated industry incumbent Gogo’s challenge brought before the US Patent & Trademark Office (‘USPTO’) nearly six months ago, proving SmartSky’s longstanding position that its ‘947 patent, which covers some of the most essential features of a 5G air-to-ground (‘ATG’) network, like beamforming and seamless cell … Read More

SmartSky Networks Sues its Former Radio Contractor Alleging Misappropriation of Intellectual Property, Breach of Contract

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Research Triangle, NC – Sept. 14, 2020 – SmartSky Networks has filed a federal lawsuit against its former radio contractor, Wireless Systems Solutions LLC (WSS), after terminating the WSS contract and asserting that WSS misappropriated SmartSky’s intellectual property. SmartSky’s lawsuit alleges improper actions by WSS, two related entities (DAG Wireless LTD and DAG Wireless USA), and three of their senior … Read More