Davinci Jets Becomes Sales And Installation Partner For SmartSky

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Inflight connectivity provider Smartsky has expanded a longtime partnership with North Carolina-based aircraft management and charter company Davinci Jets. 

Davinci will act as SmartSky’s newest sales and installation partner, which coincides with the opening of Davinci’s new MRO division; Davinci Jets Services based at Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

According to SmartSky, Davinci Jets was the first aircraft management company to offer Smartsky to its customers. The expanded partnership therefore makes Davinci both a customer and enabler for equipping more business aircraft with SmartSky’s technology.

“Customers have grown tired of slow inflight connectivity because most Wi-Fi-equipped business jets are using technology that is nearly twenty years old,” said Aria Bahawdory, director of MRO Account Management for SmartSky. “In order to get better performance, we understand they are now being strongly encouraged by their provider to upgrade, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of dollars, yet without the meaningful improvement you would expect from such an investment. SmartSky enables Davinci customers to get immediate access to the latest technology that will connect the cabin, cockpit, and operations, all in a single installation—and benefit from future SmartSky technology advancements delivered via software updates.”

Davinci Jets Services is authorized to work on a variety of airframes and engines including Gulfstream, Bombardier, Embraer, Textron and Pilatus aircraft. Formerly, the company has provided preventative maintenance and scheduled inspections, but now it also offers aircraft modifications. 

“Inflight connectivity is the most requested upgrade and now we can offer the most advanced system: SmartSky,” said Joe Chaundy, director of Davinci Jets Services. “As an MRO, we want a fast and easy installation that minimizes downtime for the aircraft. SmartSky delivers the speed our customers need in both connectivity performance and installation.”

Matthew Orloff

Based in Los Angeles, Matthew Orloff covers business aviation for Aviation Week Network.