North Carolina-based fractional ownership provider Jet It has selected SmartSky to provide in-flight connectivity for its fleet of HondaJets and Gulfstream G150s. Notably, Jet It will be the first to install SmartSky’s Lite hardware configuration designed for light jets and turboprops.
The Lite system enables smaller turbine aircraft to tap into SmartSky’s air-to-ground (ATG) network that provides high-bandwidth and real-time data transfer capabilities. An STC for the HondaJet is expected in the third quarter, joining a growing number of aircraft—including business jets—that are approved for the SmartSky hardware. SmartSky estimates that its existing STC approvals cover more than 4,000 in-service aircraft.
Jet It founder and CEO Glenn Gonzales said SmartSky’s “advanced technology and hardware, combined with a choice of configurations, is a great fit for both our HondaJet and Gulfstream aircraft where we will be able to support both passenger and operational connectivity needs.”
SmartSky CEO Dave Helfgott added that the selection by Jet It demonstrates its commitment to the business aviation market and to “continuing to deliver exceptional comfort, convenience, and value.”