With full, nationwide coverage deployed on a network of more than 300 towers, SmartSky’s network density ensures consistent, reliable high-speed connectivity across the country. The SmartSky ATG network far exceeds the capability of any other competing network to enable superior performance for business aviation. View the current coverage map here. “This is a momentous achievement,” said SmartSky CEO Dave Helfgott. “Our service brings a new level of connectivity and capability to the business aviation industry that transcends any solution previously available, particularly in the ATG sector.”
CUSTOMER COMMENTS FROM FLIGHTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY REGARDING DENSE, OVERLAPPING COVERAGE
Utilizing the unlicensed 2.4GHz or terrestrial “WiFi” spectrum band, SmartSky’s network employs patented know-how that combines advanced LTE and 5G technologies to optimize scalability, transmission range, and power to and from the aircraft even in the high-interference environments over congested urban areas.
Adds SmartSky President Ryan Stone, “Our customers are flying and using the service to send data off the aircraft as easily as they stream it on. In concert, our world-class engineering team is using our software-defined network infrastructure to continuously fine tune for optimal performance and coverage.” The software defined network and base radio means upgrades are over-the-air and will not require hardware upgrades for the foreseeable future.
SMART INFLIGHT WI-FI THAT ACTUALLY WORKS
SmartSky’s enhanced air-to-ground network utilizes a whopping 60 MHz of spectrum (compared to legacy ATG’s 4 MHz). This means consistent, responsive and secure data flow TO and FROM the aircraft for passengers, flight crews, and aircraft operations. Designed with input from aviation industry partners, SmartSky’s antennas and on-board radio are lightweight and easy to install. Plus, customers can take advantage of Honeywell Forge to customize their inflight experience and manage their data flow for the best possible experience.
With numerous STCs complete for popular business aviation aircraft, SmartSky partners are installing the company’s innovative hardware on individual and fleet aircraft. Additional STCs for more aircraft types are nearing completion or approval with the FAA, most recently the Dassault Falcon 900. Customers have their choice of service plans with monthly data allowance levels from 5GB to unlimited and discounts for pre–payment and multi-year commitments. It’s time to be SMART and ask for SmartSky on your jet.