March 18 2022  |  Connectivity & Satellites

FlyExclusive selects SmartSky for charter fleet connectivity upgrade

By Jayson Koblun

SmartSky’s network is live and remains on track to provide full continental United States coverage by the end of next quarter

SmartSky Networks announced flyExclusive has selected the air-to-ground inflight connectivity provider’s solution for its growing fleet. flyExclusive plans to upgrade its Gogo equipped aircraft to SmartSky.

“In 2021, we invested heavily in modernizing our fleet to deliver the ultimate private aviation experience,” said flyExclusive’s President Tommy Sowers in a March 16 press release. “As we grow, our partnership with SmartSky will ensure unparalleled connectivity inflight for our customers and crews. After a thorough evaluation of alternatives, SmartSky was the right choice. We expect entry-into-service of our first SmartSky equipped jets next quarter.”

SmartSky’s network is live and remains on track to provide full continental United States coverage by the end of next quarter, according to the release.

“We’re honored to partner with flyExclusive and serve their customers and crews with our market-leading connected experience that makes real-time data transfer as accessible at 41,000 feet as it is on the ground. This marks another major SmartSky milestone as we continue down the path of delivering on the connected aircraft ecosystem,” said SmartSky President Ryan Stone.

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