Clay Lacy Aviation partners with SmartSky

Terry Spruce

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.

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