In celebration of the 2018 EAA AirVenture Fly-In & Convention this week, we're looking back on last year's event, when Bruce Holmes, our VP of Digital Aviation, presented an overview of SmartSky's 4G LTE network. Read Bruce's remarks from that presentation below and dig into the future of connectivity with SmartSky.
We are very excited to welcome Nancy Walker to the SmartSky team as our first Chief Commercial Officer. A veteran of the aviation industry with over 30 years of aerospace technology and inflight connectivity experience, Nancy will be a valuable addition to SmartSky as she leads our network-related sales and marketing efforts.
“Nancy’s experiences and skills are a perfect complement to the existing SmartSky executive team. Her unique background enables her to understand the intricate details and interdependencies of IFC system engineering, program management, contracts, customer service, and customer support,” said Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky Networks.
Get to know a bit more about Nancy in this special extended installment of SmartSky's Fast Five!
A week ago, the Global Connected Aircraft Summit was underway: three days packed with panels, presentations, and over 400 attendees engaging in conversations about the connected aircraft. At the end of the first day, SmartSky Networks said “Aloha!” to those at GCAS by sponsoring the luau-themed opening networking event: “It’s Tiki Time!”
As the Diamond Sponsor of GCAS for the past two years, we always enjoy connecting attendees with each other by hosting the opening reception.
Topics: Trade Shows
During the Operations track of the 2018 Global Connected Aircraft Summit, our VP of Digital Solutions, Blane Rockafellow, gave a presentation on "Developing Connected Aviation". He discussed the ways connectivity is transforming the future of aviation, the challenges that lie ahead for the development of apps and services, and how SmartSky's Skytelligence™ technology framework can facilitate "unleashing the value of connectivity."
The fifth annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit began yesterday in San Diego, CA, and if it was any indicator, the week promises to be filled with great discussions about the connected aircraft.
Paul Sameit is the VP of Commercial and Government Aviation. He is responsible for leading the sales efforts with the airlines and the establishment of relationships needed to achieve Supplemental Type Certificates (STC's) with commercial aviation maintenance and repair organizations and commercial aircraft original equipment manufacturers. Paul is one of the founders of SmartSky Networks, and prior to this position, he was the VP of Accounting and Finance for four years, and the VP of Special Projects for two years.
The Aircraft Electronics Association kicked off its 61st International Convention & Trade Show this morning in Las Vegas, NV. With a full two days ahead, and a sold-out exhibit hall, this year's convention is sure to be a show-stopper.
In February, SmartSky's Business Aviation Team attended SD's Connecting with Customers event in Austin, Texas. Connecting with Customers (CwC), is SD’s annual technical training and customer appreciation event. The week is always packed with industry updates, continuing education, product training, and showcases SD's latest innovations. It is not only a learning opportunity for participants of the show, but for exhibitors as well.
Though he joined our team toward the end of 2017, we wanted to introduce you to Krishnan Menon, Director of Strategic Initiatives and Business Development. Learn more about Krishnan in our latest installment of SmartSky's Fast Five!
Our team respects the media and its vital role. That said, anyone who’s ever been in front of a camera or interviewed by a reporter knows how stressful it can be. People used to control don’t like the uncertainty that comes when someone else tells their story. But the rewards are worth it. Nothing rivals the credibility and impact of professional, unbiased, knowledgeable reporting.
Topics: Business Aviation