SmartSky Beats Gogo’s Patent Challenge

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

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

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

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

SmartSky Reaches 150 Patent Milestone As Aviation Network Launch Nears in Q2 2020

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

Research Triangle, NC – January 22, 2020 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for business and commercial aviation, today announced it has received its 150th patent supporting the development of its advanced air-to-ground (ATG) network and data technologies.  Innovation is in SmartSky’s DNA, with approximately 20% of its employees named as inventors on most of the patents … Read More

SmartSky Teams with IATA to Tackle Turbulence, Enable Safer, Smoother Flights Aboard Commercial and Business Jets

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

Research Triangle, NC – October 23, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity solutions for aviation, today announced that it is collaborating with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) to bring its open, commercial-ready digital services to IATA’s new turbulence mitigation platform, Turbulence Aware. IATA’s Turbulence Aware platform is helping airlines mitigate the impact of turbulence, a … Read More

SmartSky Networks Partners with Mosaic ATM To Expand Skytelligence™ Open Marketplace Opportunities

Adrienne FoutsPress Releases

Research Triangle, NC – August 12, 2019 – SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for business and commercial aviation, announced that it has partnered with Mosaic ATM to further enhance SmartSky’s Skytelligence™ open marketplace and framework infrastructure to connect aviation applications and services developers. The expanded Skytelligence allows for the development of new data and services products to improve … Read More

Introducing SmartSky LiTE™ – the First 4G LTE-based Connectivity for Light-Jet and Turboprop Aircraft

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 26 MARCH 2018 –- It’s easy for light aircraft operators to feel like all the inflight connectivity focus is on larger-cabin, longer-range jets. Anyone in the industry can tell you, however, that operators of turboprops and light jets have always been vital to business aviation – and that their impact is poised to grow. Today’s announcement of … Read More

FAA Bestows Parts Manufacturer Approval on SmartSky 4G Aircraft System

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 22 MARCH 2018 –- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to SmartSky Networks’ radio and antenna manufacturing partners, enabling full-rate production of the SmartSky 4G LTE aircraft system and catalyzing STC projects on numerous popular business aircraft. Avidyne secured a PMA for the production of the airborne radio, while AeroAntenna received PMA … Read More

FAA Approves First STC for SmartSky, Will Enable Retail Customers on its 4G LTE Airborne Network

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 29 JANUARY 2018 –- SmartSky’s best-in-class, future-ready airborne network got a boost today from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Avidyne Corporation, SmartSky’s avionics manufacturing partner, was awarded the first supplemental type certificate (STC) that provides for the installation and operation of a SmartSky 4G LTE system, in this case, on a Cessna Citation Excel. Avidyne CEO Dan … Read More

Business Aviation Reporters Test SmartSky 4G LTE on Demonstration Flight

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 22 NOVEMBER 2017 –- Editors and reporters from some of the most respected and relied upon business aviation publications recently participated in the first media demonstration of the SmartSky 4G LTE-based network. SmartSky Networks’ Citation Excel took flight Tuesday morning, Nov. 14 from Melbourne International Airport (KMLB). Aviation International News/Business Jet Traveler, Business & Commercial Aviation/Aviation Week, … Read More

SmartSky 4G LTE Demonstration Flights Deliver Unmatched Speeds at NBAA-BACE

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 27 OCTOBER 2017 –- In conjunction with the rollout of its 4G LTE-based network, SmartSky Networks recently enabled multiple subject matter experts to experience, firsthand, the unmatched power of its patented inflight connectivity during flights on its Cessna Citation Excel in the skies above Las Vegas. A number of OEMs, MROs, potential partners and Early Bird customers … Read More