SmartSky Networks, the innovative air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity provider, today announced that Jet East, a Gama Aviation company, will begin offering sales and installation of SmartSky’s advanced shipsets at their maintenance facilities for business aviation aircraft in Trenton, New Jersey, Dallas, Texas, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
SmartSky’s network is on track for full CONUS coverage this quarter, and Jet East’s factory trained technicians will install SmartSky’s innovative connectivity equipment to support the growing demand for dependable, responsive, and secure connectivity on business aviation aircraft.
Continued growth in the Business Aviation sector and greater use of connected services for avionics, cabin WiFi, and aircraft performance monitoring has pushed inflight connectivity to the top of list for installations and upgrades.
Aria Bahawdory, Director of MRO Account Management for SmartSky Networks, says: “Our sales and installation partners provide a critical connection to our customers. Jet East shares our vision for challenging the status quo for inflight connectivity and delivering superior value for business aviation at a time when being connected has become a top priority – whether that be for improving the emissions of the aircraft or the quality of the experience in the cabin.”
Dwayne Chandler, Senior Director, Avionics Sales and Business Development, Jet East notes: “Business aviation continues to experience a period of growth and we are seeing an increased demand for both regular maintenance and upgrades to legacy aircraft to keep them flying longer. As a leading service center, we are focused on providing our customers with the best possible solutions to support their needs; SmartSky makes a great addition to our portfolio.”
SmartSky’s hardware and services are available through a growing network of installation partners and Value-Added-Resellers (VAR). The patented network is on track for full CONUS coverage at the end of this quarter and hardware is in stock for installation.
SmartSky Networks was founded to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies, services, and tools. Its innovative air-to-ground network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky Networks uniquely enables an “enterprise in the sky” experience with unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, very low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky Networks the best inflight user experience, and a key enabler for new and enhanced applications and services.
About Jet East
Jet East, A Gama Aviation Company, is one of the nation’s leading aviation maintenance providers. The company specializes in scheduled maintenance, on-demand mobile maintenance for unscheduled events, and provides related services in the areas of structural repairs, composite work, non-destructive testing (NDT) and paint capabilities.
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