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Business Air News Bulletin
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
SmartSky solutions are now available for Citation X
This Textron-owned STC enables owners of the more than 300 Cessna Citation X series aircraft to take advantage of SmartSky's US air-to-ground connectivity network.
The recent issuance of an STC for the Citation X highlights SmartSky’s plans to make its ATG connectivity available for all Textron aircraft.

SmartSky Networks has made its air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity service offering for the Cessna Citation X series aircraft available. The move follows the recent issuance of a supplemental type certificate (STC) for the aircraft and highlights SmartSky's plans to make its ATG connectivity available for over 7,000 business jets and turboprop aircraft across 14 aircraft models manufactured by Textron Aviation.

Textron service centres are part of SmartSky's growing network of connectivity solution providers with plans to begin installations in Q4 2022 at the 11 Textron Aviation service centres in the US. STCs are anticipated to expand beyond the Citation X series to include the Citation Excel 560 series, the Beechcraft King Air B200/250/300/350 series and additional Textron models like the Citation Sovereign.

The STC for the Citation X was recently completed in Kinston, North Carolina by flyExclusive, a large operator of Textron Aviation aircraft, and the engineering team at Liberty Partners. This Textron-owned STC enables the more than 300 Cessna Citation X series aircraft to now take advantage of SmartSky's US ATG network.

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