Clay Lacy Aviation is to partner with SmartSky for hardware sales and installations. The company will develop an STC for the 4G network on four Gulfstream models: the G200, G-IV, G-IVSP, and G-V.
The company is an FAA Part 145 maintenance, repair and overhaul destination serving as an authorised dealer, installation and repair facility for a wide range of leading avionics and cabin entertainment products.
“We are constantly evaluating new technologies that will benefit our clients, and SmartSky Networks high-speed Wi-Fi promises typical speeds over ten times faster than what is available today.”
Jim Lauer, director of Avionics at Clay Lacy Aviation, said: “We are constantly evaluating new technologies that will benefit our clients, and SmartSky Networks high-speed Wi-Fi promises typical speeds over ten times faster than what is available today. It offers an affordable and seamless, office-in-the-sky experience that is sure to benefit corporate aviation passengers.”
SmartSky’s patented 4G beamforming technology delivers a secure signal that locks onto each aircraft in the network.
Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky, added: “SmartSky 4G is the only inflight network capable of offering services in which bi-directional high bandwidth and low latency are essential. We use 20 times the spectrum (or pipe-size) of the incumbent, patented beamforming and the latest 4G technologies to deliver a robust experience, all with value-pricing as low as 18 cents a megabyte.”
Clay Lacy Aviation was founded in 1968 and provides services including aircraft management, charter, sales, acquisitions, FBO, maintenance, avionics, interiors and aerial cinematography.