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West coast MROs become SmartSky sales and installation partners
Two MROs have joined the SmartSky dealer network, adding sales and installations of its next-generation inflight connectivity to America's northwest and southwest regions.
Hillsboro Aviation operates out of Portland-Hillsboro airport, offering complete helicopter and aircraft services since its inception in 1980.

Colorado-based Haggan Aviation and Oregon-based Hillsboro Aviation have joined the SmartSky dealer network as sales and installation partners for its next-generation ATG connectivity.

"We are extremely proud to add SmartSky's proven inflight wi-fi to our connectivity upgrade offerings," says Haggan Aviation vice president and general manager Tom Miszewski. "Together, Haggan's quality customer service and installation expertise, along with SmartSky performance that customers are raving about, can equip aircraft operators to deliver an elevated inflight experience beyond what they could before. We look forward to a long and successful partnership."

Located at Centennial airport just south of Denver, Haggan Aviation is the largest certified FAA Part 145 repair station in the southwest and offers full airframe, engine, avionics, paint and interior capabilities. The company offers particular expertise in Hawker and LearJet airframes.

"Haggan Aviation's aircraft maintenance capabilities and expertise are well-known in the region," says Aria Bahawdory, director of MRO account management for SmartSky. "Because SmartSky has current first article installation projects in progress on the Hawker 800/850/900, as well as follow on installations on the Learjet 60, Haggan is a perfect addition to our world-class dealer network."

Hillsboro Aviation is an FAA-certified Part 145 repair station operating out of Portland-Hillsboro airport. Serving domestic and international markets in the government, commercial and private sectors, Hillsboro Aviation has an experienced team of technicians supporting comprehensive maintenance and avionics needs.

"The premium travel experience our customers demand requires high-performance inflight connectivity, which is why we wanted to partner with SmartSky. We are getting more and more frequent requests for a ​​proven option for better wi-fi, and the buzz in the marketplace is that SmartSky is delivering it," says vice president and COO Ryan McCartney. "Between our top-of-the-line customer service, avionics upgrades and MRO capabilities, and SmartSky's advanced ATG network, we can facilitate the premium inflight experience our customers deserve."

"Hillsboro Aviation is a hub of business aviation in the Northwest. Considering its longtime history of excellence and dedication to providing quality MRO services and support to the industry, Hillsboro Aviation is just the kind of partner SmartSky is seeking to provide elevated experiences with inflight wi-fi customers love," says Bahawdory. "We look forward to having its expertise to equip more business aircraft with unmatched connectivity and expand SmartSky's footprint in a key region for business aviation."

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