STCs for SmartSky Hardware Expand To Falcon 900

 - January 18, 2023, 11:57 AM
SmartSky CEO Dave Helfgott said Dassault Falcon airframes are an important addition to the available STCs for business aviation aircraft. Photo: SmartSky Networks)

SmartSky Networks said an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) has been completed for the installation of its air-to-ground connectivity hardware on Dassault Falcon 900 trijets. This marks the first STC for SmartSky hardware on a Falcon.

More than 400 Falcon 900-series jets are in service, according to SmartSky. “Since SmartSky’s next-generation service for business aviation became available nationwide [in the U.S.], it has continued to impress, even in the most demanding use cases—from executives having full access to office applications and VPNs to teens using FaceTime and TikTok,” said SmartSky CEO Dave Helfgott. “Bringing SmartSky to Dassault Falcon airframes is an important addition to our available STCs for business aviation aircraft. In addition, we have multiple new STCs in progress and we are laser-focused on expanding availability to meet escalating demand.”

The Falcon 900 STC builds on approvals for SmartSky hardware on other business jet types from OEMs such as Textron Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier, and Embraer.