SmartSky Networks and Honeywell Aerospace, SmartSky’s value-added-reseller for business aviation, are showcasing SmartSky’s ATG connectivity offering across the USA.
The companies closed out a successful NBAA-BACE in late October 2022, flying prospects from Orlando, Florida, to their choice of destination. One prospective customer flew a three-hour route from Orlando to Dallas, Texas, with five passengers and crew, utilising multiple devices and consuming multiple gigabytes of data during the continuously connected flight. Now the team is visiting select sites across the USA to give customers a first-hand look at the SmartSky service and Honeywell’s connected applications.
“Customers need a relatable measure to compare the value of inflight connectivity systems,” said Adam Sheppard, director of aircraft connectivity at Honeywell Aerospace. “Peak speeds don’t describe what you can actually do when connected, experiencing the service on a typical flight is the ultimate test. When you know that everyone on board will be able to make full use of their devices and get done what they need to, it makes selecting SmartSky as a connectivity provider the smarter choice.”
Beginning in December 2022, members of SmartSky and Honeywell teams will be stopping at locations in California, Washington, Texas, and more. Demonstration flights will give qualified prospects and MRO partners the opportunity to experience SmartSky’s ATG connectivity hardware and service for themselves. The SmartSky installation process – which requires only one maintenance period and comes with post-sale support – will be explained.
“Our distribution partners and customers work together to select the systems that best meet their aircraft’s mission,” said Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky. “Working collaboratively throughout the process ensures that the wi-fi solution and experience meet everyone’s expectations. That expectation includes one simple install and activation with a timely return to service. Of the next-gen broadband connectivity systems talked about in the market today, only SmartSky is available for installation and use now.”