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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

SmartSky 4G LTE Air-to-Ground Network Deployment Initiated

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – 3 August 2017 – SmartSky Networks, LLC, an aviation communications provider, has initiated deployment of the nation’s first airborne 4G LTE-based air-to-ground (ATG) network. Using 60 MHz of spectrum and patented beamforming technology, SmartSky’s network will provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of the current industry standard ATG network, and at a lower … Read More

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