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Davinci Jets to equip majority of managed fleet with SmartSky
Having the majority of its fleet equipped with SmartSky inflight connectivity means Davinci customers are able to have the continuously connected streaming they have been after for years, on turboprops or heavies.

Davinci Jets is to install SmartSky inflight connectivity on a large portion of its managed fleet. The operator has just completed an order for 10 SmartSky shipsets, with a commitment for installation by its MRO, Davinci Jets Services, by the end of 2024.

"This agreement is the result of feedback from our customers who are flying SmartSky-equipped aircraft right now and are ecstatic with the performance. SmartSky's patented next-generation technology is proven to be fast and reliable, and allows for video streaming at 41,000ft on multiple devices at once. It is unlike anything we've ever seen for the turboprop and light jet class aircraft," says CEO Eric Legvold. "Having the majority of our fleet equipped with SmartSky's industry-leading inflight connectivity means our customers are finally able to have the continuously connected streaming and office-like experience they have been requesting for years, whether on turboprops or heavys."

Davinci is a North Carolina-based aircraft management and FAA Part 135 charter firm that also includes Davinci Jets Services, its full-service MRO with FAA Part 145 certification. A fast-growing company with a national client base, Davinci is headquartered at the Charlotte Douglas International airport, where it recently completed a SmartSky LITE installation on a Pilatus PC-12 and is in the process of installing SmartSky on a Beechcraft King Air 350. Several other installations are scheduled over the next few months.

"As both an MRO and charter firm, Davinci is well-known for offering both superior service installations and flight experiences to its customers, a reputation which will be strengthened by having the most advanced inflight connectivity ever built," says Rich Pilock, vice president of connectivity sales for SmartSky Networks. "With this expansion of SmartSky on the majority of its fleet, more Davinci customers will be able to experience all of the perks of inflight connectivity that actually work; all plans include streaming and no pre-set device limits."

The continuously growing partnership between the two companies was bolstered by the appointment of Davinci Jets Services as a sales and installation partner in March.

SmartSky will be showcasing its inflight connectivity offerings at NBAA-BACE at booth C1117 and static display AD-19.

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