Davinci Jets Adds SmartSky to Installation Lineup

 - March 24, 2023, 10:53 AM
The Davinci Jets team is preparing for installations of SmartSky air-to-ground connectivity systems. (Photo: SmartSky)

Davinci Jets, which recently opened a Part 145 MRO facility at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina, is now a sales and installation partner for SmartSky’s air-to-ground connectivity system. According to SmartSky Networks, Davinci Jets was the first aircraft management company to offer customers the option to install the SmartSky system in their aircraft.

Plans call for Davinci Jets to install SmartSky systems in a variety of jets and turboprops that it is approved to maintain. These range from the Pilatus PC-12 and Beechcraft King Air turboprops to jets including Bombardier Challengers; Embraer Phenoms, Legacy 600/650s, and EMB-145s; Dassault Falcon 50EXs, 900s, and 2000s; and Gulfstream G150s and G200s. Supplemental type certificates are available for many of these aircraft and others will be forthcoming, according to SmartSky. Smaller airplanes such as the PC-12 would be suitable for SmartSky's Lite system, which has just one antenna, while larger airplanes will be able to accommodate the two-antenna Flagship system.

“SmartSky’s greatly enhanced performance features ensure each passenger can stay continuously connected on multiple devices simultaneously while using the same applications at the same high performance that they do on the ground,” said Joe Chaundy, director of Davinci Jets Services. “As an MRO, we want a fast and easy installation that minimizes downtime for the aircraft. SmartSky delivers the speed our customers need in both connectivity performance and installation.”