SmartSky Partners: SD

Posted by Kerry Radigan on Mar 15, 2018 6:13:34 PM

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.

Our Vice President of Product Support, Darren Emery, provided an update on the SmartSky 4G LTE Network to those in attendance.

"The SD Connecting with Customers conference is always an excellent opportunity not only to connect with friends and colleagues in our Industry but also provides a central forum to discuss relevant trends and issues that our Industry faces today and for the future."

The main focus of CwC 2018 was Cyber Security. With sessions on Cyber Security in Business Aviation and Risk Management, SD has demonstrated its plan to ensure cyber security through their products and services.  Darren commented, "A great example of the collaborative conversation at CwC is the growing acknowledgement of the need to address the aircraft as a part of a cyber security plan. This includes how networks such as SmartSky are looking to address these needs in conjunction with SD’s leadership in this role as a Service Provider." We are proud to partner with SD as our exclusive customer service and support provider for business aviation. If you were unable to attend CwC 2018, we look forward to seeing you at future SD events! Watch a recap of the event below.


As we progress towards our network launch, we appreciate the support from all of our partners! For a limited time, operators in business aviation can secure Unlimited Data for their aircraft. Learn more about our Launch Promotion and view our Installation Partners.


SD has achieved many firsts since its founding in 1997, including its patented Global One Number (GON) simplified calling to an aircraft in flight. Now, with SmartSky 4G LTE, it enables smartphones and computers to work with the same reliability and speed in the air as on the ground. SD offers many value-added services and products, including the industry’s premier airborne router. 

"We are pleased to continue to give presentations and updates on our solution for air-to-ground connectivity in business aviation in partnership with SD.”  - Darren Emery

We have many exciting announcements coming in the next several months and hope to see you at upcoming events

Topics: Trade Shows, Business Aviation


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