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Thu, May 11, 2023

SmartSky Networks Completes Dassault Falcon 2000 STC

Flagship Internet Installation Successfully Converts Falcon into Do-All Business Machine

SmartSky Networks announced their newest collection to the company's portfolio of STC's after obtaining approval for their air-to-ground system in the Dassault Falcon 2000EX.

The suite provides high-speed internet throughout the duration of a flight, providing passengers and crew a symmetrical, 2-way data link for whatever they need. From video streaming to multi-user conferences, the SmartSky system can handle user needs with aplomb. After returning the aircraft to service, the company saw 7 gigabytes of data used over a 3-hour test flight from Colorado to the Bahamas, split between uploaded and downloaded content.

“SmartSky was a great company to work with on this STC effort,” said Aaron Berg, Avionics Technical Sales Manager for West Star Aviation. "The coordination between West Star, SmartSky and Liberty partners was excellent, and we are pleased to be part of enabling all Falcon 2000 series aircraft models to upgrade to SmartSky’s groundbreaking new technology. Its high-bandwidth and low-latency performance enables continuous data transfer to and from the aircraft powering inflight use of demanding applications like livestreaming, videoconferencing, and even gaming. This is the kind of performance our customers demand from their connectivity, and we look forward to installing more of the SmartSky systems."

“West Star Aviation is a fantastic partner. Their ability to provide a flawless installation, while minimizing downtime, enabled an extremely quick issuance of the STC from the FAA. We know Falcon 2000 owners, operators, pilots, and passengers are going to love having this level of connectivity on their aircraft. With this first install under their belt, we look forward to more and faster installations with West Star in the future,” said Chris Buff, MRO Account Management for SmartSky Networks. 

The new STC joins the company's growing roster of aircraft as just the newest addition to the collection, with many more well on their way. Future entries throughout the year will see aircraft from all the business aviation greats make their way onto the approval list.

FMI:www.smartskynetworks.com

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