Bombardier Business Aircraft’s service center network team will provide hardware sales and installations for SmartSky 4G, a new network scheduled to take flight later in 2016. SmartSky’s patented 4G beam-forming technology delivers a signal that locks onto an aircraft, and by using 60MHz of spectrum on an air-to-ground (ATG) platform, provides “unrestricted” access to the web, enabling passengers to stream, text, call, game and video-conference.
Bombardier will offer SmartSky 4G on in-service Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft over the continental USA, complementing Bombardier WAVE (Wireless Access Virtually Everywhere), which enables internet connectivity on Global aircraft with coverage across the globe through a dedicated satellite network.
“As part of Bombardier Business Aircraft’s commitment to offer our customers one-stop-shopping, we’re excited to provide this level of connectivity, supporting all inflight communication and entertainment needs,” said Chris Milligan, vice president of services sales and authorized service facilities at Bombardier Business Aircraft.
“SmartSky 4G is the only inflight network capable of offering services in which bi-directional high bandwidth and low latency are essential,” said Ryan Stone, president at SmartSky Networks. “That includes two-way streaming video or support of new advanced applications optimized to take advantage of ultra-fast connectivity.”
Satcom Direct serves as SmartSky’s exclusive customer service and support provider.
March 17, 2016