SmartSky Networks Secures $170 Million Series B Financing

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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

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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

TrueNorth Optelity Router Approved for the SmartSky 4G Network

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Optelity products have updated, tested software ORLANDO, FL. — 31 OCTOBER 2016 — TrueNorth Avionics today confirmed that its Optelity Cabin Gateway has been approved by SmartSky Networks for use on the upcoming SmartSky 4G air-to-ground network. This will enable fast, unlimited streaming of content such as HD movies to multiple devices on the largest business jets. “Achieving the FCC’s … Read More

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

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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

Pro Star Aviation named as an authorized dealer for SmartSky 4G equipment sales and installation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 14 JULY 2016 — The SmartSky 4G network is taking off with another partner onboard. Pro Star Aviation will serve as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. Pro Star will sell and install SmartSky equipment across many business jet models using STC licenses obtained from SmartSky’s earliest distribution partners. “Pro Star … Read More

West Star Aviation named as an authorized dealer for SmartSky 4G equipment sales and installation

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 7 JUNE 2016 — When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, West Star Aviation will participate as an authorized dealer for hardware sales and installation of SmartSky’s innovative technology. West Star will sell and install SmartSky equipment across many business jet models using STC licenses obtained from SmartSky’s earliest distribution partners. “West Star is … Read More

Pentastar Aviation® partners with SmartSky Networks to develop supplemental type certificates (STCs) for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — 25 APRIL 2016 — When the SmartSky 4G network takes flight later this year, Pentastar Aviation will develop STCs for Gulfstream G450 and G550 aircraft as well as participate as a partner for hardware sales and installations on other corporate aircraft. Pentastar serves as a business aviation leader, providing aircraft management, charter, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics … Read More

SmartSky Networks Selects Network Functions Virtualization Solution From Brocade and VMware for High-Speed, In-Flight Connectivity for Aviation Industry

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Brocade vEPC Running on VMware vCloud NFV Reduces Costs, Increases Scalability and Enables Service Agility for Innovative Air-to-Ground Broadband Network PALO ALTO, CA and SAN JOSE, CA — 11 APRIL 2016 — Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced SmartSky Networks is building a cutting-edge air-to-ground broadband network using the companies’ interoperable and pre-certified network functions virtualization … Read More

Bombardier and SmartSky Networks Team Up to Offer Hardware Sales and Installation for SmartSky 4G Network

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MONTREAL, CANADA — 15 MARCH 2016 — Bombardier Business Aircraft is pleased to announce that its Service Centre Network team will provide hardware sales and installations for SmartSky 4G, a new network taking flight later this year. SmartSky’s patented 4G beamforming technology delivers a signal that locks onto an aircraft, and by using 60 MHz of spectrum on an air-to-ground … Read More

SmartSky Networks announces Matthew Petzold has joined as CFO

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CHARLOTTE, NC — 10 MARCH 2016 — SmartSky Networks, a next-generation airborne communications provider, today announced that Matthew Petzold has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Petzold’s successful track record in operations, fundraising, mergers and acquisitions positions him to add important strategic value to SmartSky in this key leadership role. “Matt’s combination of deep experience in telecommunications, internet, and … Read More