SmartSky announced a new distribution partner for its in-flight connectivity services. Honeywell will add the business aviation distribution option to its existing portfolio of IFC offerings.
This agreement with SmartSky expands the suite of connectivity services we offer business aviation customers operating routes throughout North America, and will work seamlessly with the Honeywell Forge software and services platform.– John Peterson, vice president and general manager, Software and Services, Honeywell Aerospace
This agreement expands Honeywell’s work with SmartSky, which began in 2019 when Honeywell was named a value-added reseller by SmartSky for the commercial aviation market.
“Honeywell Aerospace has been a trusted commercial aviation partner to SmartSky,” said SmartSky CEO David Helfgott. “Expanding our relationship to include business aviation marks yet another important milestone and expands our ability to address this underserved market. Honeywell’s proven track record in providing innovative connectivity and flight services aligns well with SmartSky’s vision to enable and empower the emerging connected aircraft ecosystem.”
SmartSky’s air-to-ground network leverages 5G technologies to provide a reliable, more secure and affordable in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution for airlines and business aviation operators that want full-functioning IFC.
The new air-to-ground connectivity from SmartSky provides Honeywell customers with another option for high-speed internet connectivity that delivers a user experience like that found at home. Honeywell also offers Inmarsat’s GX Aviation via satellite, powered by Honeywell’s JetWave™ hardware.
The Honeywell GoDirect Router will be authorized for use on the SmartSky Network for those business aviation customers choosing to partake of the full complement of Honeywell services and support.
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