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Liberty Partners and SmartSky Advance Business Aviation Connectivity

by Mia Yao

Liberty Partners and SmartSky Advance Business Aviation Connectivity

Liberty Partners and SmartSky have worked together to drive connectivity in business aviation by completing the Cessna Citation X series supplemental type certificate (STC) with the installation of SmartSky’s hardware.

The partnership between Liberty Partners, a specialist in wireless connectivity, engineering, and aircraft modification, and SmartSky, a provider of inflight ATG connectivity, includes support for four STCs to date, engineering services, and installation kit manufacturing.

“The Liberty Partners team has been with us every step of the way,” stated Darren Emery, VP Customer Operations, SmartSky. “They have been a pivotal part of our team by helping to support our product FAA certifications, and engineering and certification solutions for installation of the SmartSky system across a range of airframes for our next generation ATG solution.”

The two companies have been working together in the hope of bringing advanced ATG connectivity to more business aircraft.

“Our partnership with SmartSky Networks allows us to showcase the full extent of our capabilities in bringing a game-changing connectivity service to more aircraft,” notes Aaron Duncan, Engineering and Certification Manager, Liberty Partners.

The air-to-ground network of SmartSky takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum.

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