Liberty Partners and SmartSky Networks achieve Citation X STC


Liberty Partners, a specialist in wireless connectivity, engineering and aircraft modification, and SmartSky Networks, an inflight ATG connectivity provider, have completed an STC for the Cessna Citation X series, covering the installation of SmartSky’s hardware.

The 12 August milestone is one in a long string of successes for the Liberty Partners and SmartSky partnership that includes support for four STCs to date, engineering services and installation kit manufacturing.

“The Liberty Partners team has been with us every step of the way,” said Darren Emery, vice president of customer operations at SmartSky. “They have been a pivotal part of our team by helping to support our product FAA certifications, and engineering and certification solutions for installation of the SmartSky system across a range of airframes for our next-generation ATG solution. With their engineering and manufacturing resources and expertise, they are a tremendous asset to our MRO partners and customers as well.”

Apart from the STC milestones, Liberty Partners has played a significant role for the past several years in bringing SmartSky to market. The company, a provider of aircraft modifications since 2003, offers an all-inclusive hub for aircraft owners and companies. Its capabilities encompass generating all certification data, fabricating parts, and assemblies, performing required tests and inspections, and finally delivering a fully approved and certified part, ready to be installed in an aircraft.

“Our partnership with SmartSky Networks allows us to showcase the full extent of our capabilities in bringing a game-changing connectivity service to more aircraft,” said Aaron Duncan, engineering and certification manager for Liberty Partners. “From advising on designs, to completing certifications, and manufacturing parts for installation, the work with SmartSky exercises each part of a process that delivers a quality experience for our customers.”

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