This website uses cookies
More information
Business Air News
Business Air News
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.
See more information from the Business Air News Handbook...
The monthly news publication for aviation professionals.

Request your printed copy

SmartSky receives STC for Falcon 900 connectivity
The Falcon 900 series joins a growing list of aircraft types that have already been granted STCs for SmartSky's ATG secure and uninterrupted connectivity service.
Falcon 900 passengers now have full access to office applications and VPNs, to FaceTime and TikTok.

Inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity provider SmartSky Networks has completed an STC for the installation of its flagship hardware system on the Dassault Falcon 900 series aircraft.

The Falcon 900 series, with more than 400 aircraft in service, joins a growing list of aircraft types that have already been granted STCs for SmartSky's patented ATG connectivity service, making its high performance network available to more aircraft that need secure, uninterrupted connectivity.

CEO Dave Helfgott says: “Since SmartSky's next generation service for business aviation became available nationwide, it has continued to impress, even in the most demanding use cases, from executives having full access to office applications and VPNs to teens using FaceTime and TikTok. Bringing SmartSky to Dassault Falcon airframes is an important addition to our available STCs for business aviation aircraft. In addition, we have multiple new STCs in progress, and we are laser focused on expanding availability to meet escalating demand.”

Along with this first STC for a Dassault produced aircraft, SmartSky has already been awarded STCs for business aircraft from Textron Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier and Embraer. Supported by the expanding number of STCs, more passengers, crew and decision makers are experiencing SmartSky's performance in action on a growing number of charter and corporate flight department aircraft. Aircraft operators may request installation from their choice of SmartSky authorised installation provider.

Other News
flyExclusive's Kinston MRO hub is part of wider plan
March 10, 2023
By bringing 80 per cent of its aircraft maintenance in-house, flyExclusive will further its commitment to exceptional service, reliability and a valuable customer experience. It wishes to become publicly traded.
Crowder to manage Statesville hub for Jet East
February 21, 2023
David Crowder brings knowledge and expertise to his new role as GM of Statesville Regional for Jet East, having held various leadership positions throughout his career. He is a skilled communicator and team builder.
5G interference survey lets operators weigh in to Duncan
January 31, 2023
There has been much concern about the expansion of 5G C-band interference, and Duncan's survey will show the company how to better prepare customers, and the industry, for proposed requirements for compliance.