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

FDS Avionics and SmartSky combine IFE and IFC for BizAv

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 22 OCTOBER 2018 –- With more business jet passengers demanding a premium travel experience in the sky, FDS Avionics has integrated its inflight entertainment system with the industry’s next generation air-to-ground connectivity service, SmartSky 4G LTE, creating a new Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity option. FDS CEO Reed Macdonald says, “This collaboration between FDS and SmartSky brings together … Read More

Stevens Aviation Named Authorized Dealer for SmartSky 4G LTE Equipment Sales and Installation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 16 OCTOBER 2018 –- SmartSky Networks has expanded its robust dealer and distribution network, adding a proven aviation company with more than 60 years of industry experience. Stevens Aviation will serve as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of the SmartSky 4G LTE system. Stevens will sell and install SmartSky equipment at its three locations … Read More

SmartSKY 4G LTE Takes Flight with Pentastar Aviation Completing First Certification and Customer Install

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Installation completed on Gulfstream G550 aircraft WATERFORD, MI. –- 15 OCTOBER 2018 –- Pentastar Aviation, a leader in the world of business aviation, announced today that it has successfully completed the first installation of a SmartSky Networks 4G LTE system in a customer’s aircraft. Pentastar Aviation developed an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), which now permits SmartSky … Read More

Nancy Walker joins SmartSky Networks in new Chief Commercial Officer role

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 30 MAY 2018 –- SmartSky Networks, a next-generation airborne communications provider, today announced that Nancy Walker has joined the company in the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Walker’s vast knowledge of the inflight connectivity (IFC) industry, coupled with her wealth of aerospace business development and avionics engineering experience, will position her to make an immediate … Read More