SmartSky Networks, provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, has announced the completion of an Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its flagship hardware system on the Dassault Falcon 900 series aircraft.
The Falcon 900 series, with more than 400 aircraft in service, joins a growing list of aircraft types that have been granted STCs for SmartSky’s ATG connectivity service, making the network available to more aircraft that need secure, uninterrupted connectivity.
Dave Helfgott, CEO of SmartSky Networks, commented: “Since SmartSky’s next generation service for business aviation became available nationwide, it has continued to impress, even in the most demanding use cases — from executives having full access to office applications and VPNs to teens using FaceTime and TikTok. Bringing SmartSky to Dassault Falcon airframes is an important addition to our available STCs for business aviation aircraft. In addition, we have multiple new STCs in progress and we are laser focused on expanding availability to meet escalating demand.”
Along with the first STC for a Dassault-produced aircraft, SmartSky is said to have already been awarded STCs for business aircraft from manufacturers including Textron Aviation, Gulfstream Aerospace, Bombardier, Embraer and now Dassault.