Talon Air has been appointed a sales and installation partner of SmartSky Networks. The full-service private jet company specialises in aircraft charter, aircraft sales, maintenance and management. As a SmartSky dealer, it can now install both existing and new customer aircraft with SmartSky and has already begun its first projects, which include a Gulfstream V installation and a Hawker 4000 STC project.
“We aim to provide our customers with a world-class travel experience. Fast and reliable in-flight connectivity is now an absolute must for our customers,” says CEO James Chitty. “The opportunity to expand our network and partner with next-gen provider SmartSky made this an easy decision. SmartSky is now widely available and receiving rave reviews, and we look forward to the successful completion of our first two projects.”
Based at Republic airport in Farmingdale, New York, the Talon Air fleet is comprised of nearly 50 aircraft that include Gulfstream, Bombardier, Falcon and Textron aircraft. The company is equipped to install both the SmartSky Flagship system for mid to large cabin jets as well as SmartSky LITE streaming-level connectivity for smaller business aircraft. All SmartSky service plans include streaming with no pre-set cap on the number of simultaneously connected devices.
“Talon Air has been a responsive and customer-focused partner since the first moment we made contact,” says Aria Bahawdory, director of MRO account management for SmartSky. “Having both this installation and an STC project at the outset of the partnership demonstrates Talon Air's high level of commitment to delivering the market and its customer base the best available connectivity solutions. We are extremely pleased to welcome Talon Air to our growing dealer network.”
SmartSky has many STCs for a wide variety of aircraft models, with nearly a dozen more in-progress or awaiting certificate issuance from the FAA.