Davinci Jets Completes SmartSky® First Article Installation on Citation Latitude

February 9, 2024
MarketScale

Fastest ATG now available for Textron’s best-selling mid-size jet

RESEARCH TRIANGLE, N.C. Feb. 8, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — SmartSky Networks, the leading provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, today announced that sales and installation partner Davinci Jets has completed its third SmartSky STC installation, bringing game changing connectivity to a customer-owned Citation Latitude. The SmartSky Flagship™ equipped aircraft has returned to service and FAA Supplemental Type certification is expected in the coming months, making SmartSky readily available for more than 200 in-service Latitude models. Owners are encouraged to reach out to their preferred MRO to discuss installation options.  SmartSky has 15 STCs and more than a dozen in progress.

The Latitude installation is part of Davinci’s previously announced plans to equip the majority of its managed fleet with SmartSky connectivity because of its ability to deliver the connected experience inflight Davinci customers have been demanding for years. On the first flight following the Latitude’s return to service, the passengers connected six devices simultaneously to Facetime, participate in a video meeting, send pictures from phones, stream Netflix, and Fubo TV, email large attachments, use Salesforce, access documents on Microsoft Teams, make phone calls, and run speed tests verifying the multi-Mbps capability of the system which moves data to and from the aircraft with equal ease. Passengers described the experience as “connected freedom.” “Demand for SmartSky is growing in the marketplace because customers expect to be continuously and reliably connected even while in transit,” said Eric Legvold, CEO of Davinci Jets. “The customers who are now flying SmartSky-equipped planes are able to do just that.  We are proud to be upgrading our customers’ inflight experience with the only next-generation ATG connectivity solution that is available for business aviation.”

The installation was completed by Davinci Jets Services, the company’s full-service MRO, with engineering support provided by Liberty Partners of Okmulgee, OK.

“It’s great to work with a partner like Davinci Jets that has listened to its customers and committed to delivering the best available service as both a management and MRO provider. Their outstanding execution on multiple installations has made them a reliable source for any owner operator looking to upgrade their aircraft,” said Rich Pilock, Vice President of Connectivity Sales for SmartSky.

SmartSky has a lengthy roster of STCs with more than a dozen certifications in progress. Visit www.smartskynetworks.com/STC for more information.

About SmartSky

SmartSky Networks was founded to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies, services, and tools. Its innovative air-to-ground network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies, and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky uniquely enables an “enterprise in the sky” experience with unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, very low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky the best inflight user experience and a key enabler for new and enhanced applications and services.  Passengers can use multiple devices at once for business applications, voice and video calls, and entertainment applications such as livestreaming, social media, and online gaming.  For more information, visit SmartSkyNetworks.com

About Davinci Jets Services

Davinci Jets Services is a full-service MRO with FAA part 145 Certification. Our highly skilled and experienced technicians are dedicated to keeping your aircraft properly maintained and safe! Based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT). Our team consists of FAA Certificated Mechanics, Avionics Technicians, Structures Technicians as well as a Maintenance Quality Department headed by our Chief Inspector. We provide minor to major scheduled inspections and routine maintenance as well as unscheduled aircraft-on-ground (AOG) maintenance at the Davinci Jets Services hangars. We are authorized per our FAA-issued Operations Specifications to perform maintenance on a wide variety of airframes and engines including but not limited to many models of Gulfstream, Bombardier, Embraer, Textron, and Pilatus aircraft. We work diligently to ensure your aircraft is maintained to meet or exceed factory standards and to be your partner in aviation.

SmartSky Media Contact
Mark Hazlin
Phone: (202) 289-4001
Email: smartsky@xenophonstrategies.com

SOURCE SmartSky Networks

Recent Episodes

Hy-Tek
View episode

Hy-Tek Intralogistics, a leader in supply chain and distribution technology, showcased its state-of-the-art technology at Modex 2024, which took place between March 11 and 14 in Atlanta, Georgia. The trade show served as an ideal platform for Hy-Tek to showcase its advanced IntraOne platform, a robust set of technologies aimed at optimizing supply chain…

Ellendale AI Data Center
View episode

Applied Digital is making remarkable strides in the field of artificial intelligence, as demonstrated by the latest progress update on its Ellendale AI Data Center in North Dakota. This state-of-the-art facility embodies the perfect blend of advanced technology and strategic design, establishing a new benchmark in data infrastructure specifically designed for AI. The Ellendale…

Lauren Castellano of Securitas Security Services, talks tech innovation
View episode

Tech innovation is evolving at a pace today, which is nothing short of revolutionary. This spans from AI to machine learning, and the advancements are transforming a number of industries around the  world. But particularly, security services are experiencing a significant shift. The integration of cutting-edge technology is redefining how security is managed, making…