Jet It, a private aviation operator based in North Carolina, has chosen SmartSky Networks’ inflight connectivity service for its entire fleet. Jet It will be the first operator to use the LiTE configuration, designed specifically for light jets and turboprops.
The LiTE configuration extends SmartSky’s patented ATG network technology to smaller business jets. SmartSky’s system is designed to deliver dependable, responsive and secure connectivity for high-bandwidth applications and real-time data transfer to and from the aircraft for everything from video calling and livestreaming to operational flight data.
“At Jet It, we focus on providing our members an ownership experience without compromise and selecting SmartSky for our fleet-wide fast connectivity solution is no exception,” said Glenn Gonzales, CEO and founder of Jet It. “Their advanced technology and hardware, combined with a choice of configurations is a great fit for both our HondaJet and Gulfstream aircraft where we will be able to support both passenger and operational connectivity needs.”
“The selection of SmartSky demonstrates Jet It’s commitment to being a leader in business aviation and continuing to deliver exceptional comfort, convenience and value for its membership,” said Dave Helfgott, CEO of SmartSky. “It is a step they are choosing to take now to provide their owners with the best inflight connectivity and flying experience possible.”
SmartSky’s network is live and its flagship hardware system is available now with STCs for many popular business jet types. An STC for the HondaJet and installation of SmartSky LiTE on Jet It’s fleet is expected in Summer 2022.