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

Western Aircraft Named Authorized Dealer for SmartSky 4G LTE Equipment Sales and Installation

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 10 OCTOBER 2017 –- Another proven industry leader partners with SmartSky Networks as the nationwide network rollout of SmartSky 4G LTE continues. Western Aircraft, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, will serve as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. Boise, Idaho-based Western Aircraft will sell and install SmartSky equipment across many business jet … Read More

SmartSky Offers Unlimited Plan Launch Promotion, Demonstration Flights

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –- 10 OCTOBER 2017 –- With the nationwide rollout of its 4G LTE-based network underway, SmartSky Networks introduces a limited-time promotion that allows customers use of all the data they want for an affordable, fixed monthly fee. Customers who sign up during SmartSky’s Network Launch Promotion will receive bonus data, including an unlimited option (subject to terms and … Read More

DragonWave Awarded Product and Services Contract for SmartSky Networks

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

OTTAWA, Canada –- 6 June 2017 — DragonWave Inc., (TSX/NASDAQ: DRWI) a global supplier of packet microwave radio systems, announced today that it has been awarded a product supply and installation services contract from SmartSky Networks, a North American 4G LTE inflight service provider. SmartSky will deploy DragonWave’s Harmony Enhanced and Harmony Enhanced MC products to provide high-capacity backhaul for … Read More

SmartSky Networks Secures $170 Million Series B Financing

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

Completes funding for nationwide deployment of the patented SmartSky 4G LTE air-to-ground network later this year CHARLOTTE, NC — 28 MARCH 2017 — SmartSky Networks, LLC (“SmartSky”) announces the closing of over $170 million in a multi-tranche Series B financing, completing the equity funding for the deployment of its nationwide network. With this financing, the Company has raised approximately a … Read More

Avidyne Announces Partnership with SmartSky Networks to Develop Certified Products for Airborne Connectivity

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

Avidyne to manufacture, certify and support air-to-ground wireless connectivity products for SmartSky Networks MELBOURNE, FL. — 31 OCTOBER 2016 — Avidyne Corporation today announced a strategic partnership with SmartSky Networks, a high performance air-to-ground connectivity network operator, in which Avidyne will become a channel partner in providing and supporting SmartSky’s airborne products into the U.S. general aviation industry. “SmartSky Networks … Read More

SmartSky’s 4 Gives More Continues to Support Corporate Angel Network at NBAA

Kerry RadiganPress Releases

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 26 OCTOBER 2016 — Since 1981, business aviation operators have strongly supported the noble work of Corporate Angel Network (CAN) by providing timely corporate jet transportation for cancer patients needing to get to specialized treatment across the country. For the second straight year, SmartSky Networks’ 4 Gives More program seeks to tap into that generosity at the … Read More

SmartSky’s patented spectrum reuse radio technology receives FCC certification, unlocking 60 MHz of nationwide unlicensed spectrum for aviation use

Gary WestonPress Releases

The SmartSky 4G network is on track to provide nationwide in-flight connectivity service in 2017 CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 28 SEPTEMBER 2016 — Today, SmartSky Networks’ patented SmartSky 4G radio system completed the major milestone of receiving FCC certification, clearing the way for deployment of the ultra-fast SmartSky 4G air-to-ground network later this year, with nationwide service launching in mid-2017. Haynes … Read More