SmartSky Networks, the provider of next-generation inflight connectivity for business and commercial aviation, announced that it has partnered with Mosaic ATM to further enhance SmartSky’s Skytelligence™ open marketplace and framework infrastructure to connect aviation applications and services developers. The expanded Skytelligence allows for the development of new data and services products to improve the efficiency of aviation operations.
SmartSky’s open interface and integration environment now includes more ways to optimize and improve the flight experience for every aviation-related company, from airlines and aircraft owners to data managers and developers.
“To catalyze aviation’s digital transformation, our Skytelligence open marketplace enables companies to access and share aviation, flight, weather data, operations data and more,” said Haynes Griffin, SmartSky Chairman and CEO. “Mosaic is a critical partner in the creation of this application development infrastructure.”
“SmartSky’s patented system for five-dimensional trajectory optimization with continuous re-planning is an industry breakthrough, and accessing this capability via a software as a service model is a game-changer. This feature allows developers to take advantage of the combination of several data sources and services, including weather and traffic constraints, to quickly and cost-effectively build enhanced services,” said Chris Brinton, Mosaic ATM CEO.
Mosaic has provided SmartSky with expertise to expand upon and refine the Skytelligence concept, including unique insights for data processing, transformation and fusion techniques to increase Skytelligence’s data offering. SmartSky and Mosaic will continue to collaborate to develop applications and services related to airport data, convective weather data, navigation aids and more.
Using Skytelligence reduces development investment and accelerates outcomes. Application developers and service providers now can realize new revenue while enhancing passenger and flight deck experiences and optimizing operations.
About Mosaic ATM
Mosaic ATM is a team of exceptionally motivated, skillful, and creative people dedicated to improving the capacity, efficiency, safety, and sustainability of air transportation and advancing the science and application of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and other future uses of the sky. Mosaic ATM partners with the FAA, NASA, Government research organizations, aircraft operators, airports, academic institutions and industry peers to invent and deliver the next generation of technologies, procedures, and knowledge for air vehicle systems, operations, and applications. Mosaic ATM is a trusted expert, delivering unbiased, mathematics-based answers and proven, transformational systems.
About SmartSky Networks
SmartSky Networks, based in North Carolina’s Research Triangle, was formed in 2011 by senior telecommunications and aviation executives seeking to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies and related tools. Working with leading aerospace and technology partners, SmartSky is rolling out its innovative air-to-ground network. The network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky’s network uniquely enables a productive experience in the air similar to on the ground, including unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky the best in-flight user experience, and a key enabler for the new and enhanced apps, services, and hardware.