Posted on: 10 July 2015 by Mark Howells
SmartSky Networks (SmartSky) and Jet Aviation St. Louis have signed an agreement to develop Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the retrofit installation of SmartSky’s 4G LTE-based in-flight connectivity system on Global Express aircraft.
SmartSky claims its 4G service will expand access to in-flight Wi-Fi and provide more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity of existing networks, as well as enabling streaming applications restricted by other airborne networks.
“Everyone wants the same internet experience in the air that they have on the ground. SmartSky 4G is the first solution capable of fulfilling that performance expectation,” commented David Loso, manager of avionics sales, Jet Aviation St. Louis. “Jet Aviation St. Louis is pleased to team up with SmartSky Networks to bring this game-changing technology to our customers.”
Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky, remarked, “Jet Aviation St. Louis is a leader in the industry. They have a well-established track record of success in developing STCs and performing aircraft modifications. Our partnership enhances the early availability of SmartSky 4G to better meet the growing connectivity requirements of business aviation customers.”