SmartSky and Western Jet Aviation Announce Sales and Installation Agreement

SmartSky and Western Jet Aviation Announce Sales and Installation Agreement

SmartSky and Western Jet Aviation Announce Sales and Installation Agreement

SmartSky Networks, an air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity provider, announces Western Jet Aviation as a sales and installation provider for SmartSky’s advanced shipsets at Western Jet Aviation’s California location.

As a trusted provider of business-aviation maintenance and modification, Western Jet Aviation plans to sell and install SmartSky’s flagship equipment, including aircraft antennas and aircraft base radios (ABR). Combined with the currently available supplemental type certificates (STCs) for Gulfstream®-type aircraft, Western Jet Aviation will provide timely hardware and installation to support the increasing demand for a connected aircraft experience that is responsive, dependable and secure.

Jim Hansen, CEO and founder of Western Jet Aviation, notes, “Our core values commit us to continually seek innovative, leading-edge solutions that create a level of service that is extraordinary and inspires our clients. With innovative hardware and unmatched network performance, SmartSky’s enhanced connectivity service will help us meet that commitment and delight our customers.” 

Aria Bahawdory, director of MRO Account Management for SmartSky Networks, adds, “Western Jet Aviation joins SmartSky at an opportune time. Their expertise with Gulfstream aircraft, coupled with available STCs and full CONUS coverage for flight hours next quarter, will provide Gulfstream owners and operators with an inflight connectivity solution that meets the needs of cabin, crew and operators alike."

SmartSky’s products and services are available through a growing network of installation partners and value-added-resellers (VAR). The three interrelated offerings include SmartSky’s best-in-class, next-generation air-to-ground network; advanced antennas and ABRs; and a transformational digital platform and application-layer, Skytelligence®.

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