Global Aviation Technologies has been tapped as a sales and installation provider of SmartSky connectivity equipment, including aircraft antennas and aircraft base radios. The equipment is STC’d for more than 4,000 aircraft, SmartSky Networks said.
SmartSky is expanding the availability of the equipment as it rolls out its air-to-ground network, which the company says had achieved roughly 80 percent coverage of the Continental U.S. last year and will approach full coverage in the second quarter.
“We’re excited to establish new sales and installation partners at every segment of the market and bring our innovative in-flight connectivity to the skies,” said Aria Bahawdory, director of MRO account management for SmartSky Networks. Based in Wichita, Global Aviation Technologies will provide the hardware to support connectivity on business aircraft.
“SmartSky is an impressive addition to our portfolio of services,” said Woody Cottner, v-p of business development for Global Aviation Technologies. “Their in-flight connectivity service and innovative hardware offer an unmatched experience and are a great fit for the aircraft we service and support.”
SmartSky is expanding the network of installation partners and value-added resellers to offer its air-to-network services, connectivity hardware, and Skytelligence digital platform.