SmartSky was awarded the first supplemental type certificate for its airborne network, paving the way for installation and operation of a SmartSky 4G LTE system, which will be installed on a Cessna Citation Excel. With the STC in hand, the company expects to receive Parts Manufacturer Approval from the FAA shortly. SmartSky expects follow-on STCs to begin to be available this summer. The company’s 4G LTE-based network has been live since 2017. Coverage expansion remains on track to ...


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