Davinci Jets Completes SmartSky® First Article Installation on Citation Latitude
SmartSky Networks, a provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, announces that sales and installation partner Davinci Jets Services has completed its third SmartSky STC installation on a customer-owned Citation Latitude. The Latitude installation is part of Davinci’s previously announced plans to equip the majority of its managed fleet with SmartSky connectivity. It was completed by the company's full-service MRO, with engineering support provided by Liberty Partners of Okmulgee, OK.
The SmartSky Flagship™-equipped Citation Latitude has returned to service, and during its first flight following installation, the passengers connected six devices simultaneously to Facetime, participate in a video meeting, send pictures from phones, stream Netflix and Fubo TV, email large attachments, use Salesforce, access documents on Microsoft Teams, make phone calls, and run speed tests verifying the multi-Mbps capability of the system. Passengers described the experience as “connected freedom.”
“Demand for SmartSky is growing in the marketplace because customers expect to be continuously and reliably connected even while in transit,” says Eric Legvold, CEO of Davinci Jets. “The customers who are now flying SmartSky-equipped planes are able to do just that. We are proud to be upgrading our customers’ inflight experience with the only next-generation ATG connectivity solution that is available for business aviation.”
“It’s great to work with a partner like Davinci Jets that has listened to its customers and committed to delivering the best available service as both a management and MRO provider. Their outstanding execution on multiple installations has made them a reliable source for any owner-operator looking to upgrade their aircraft,” says Rich Pilock, vice president of Connectivity Sales for SmartSky.
FAA supplemental type certification is expected in the coming months, making SmartSky readily available for more than 200 in-service Latitude models. Owners are encouraged to reach out to their preferred MRO to discuss installation options. SmartSky has 15 STCs and more than a dozen in progress.
For more information, visit www.smartskynetworks.com/STC.