SmartSky Networks, the leading provider of inflight ATG connectivity for business aviation, today announced the completion of an STC for the installation of SmartSky hardware on the Cessna Citation X series business jets.
With more than 300 aircraft in operation, the Citation X series joins a growing list of aircraft types that have already been granted STCs for SmartSky’s patented air-to-ground connectivity service.
FlyExclusive, the fourth largest private jet fleet operator globally, performed the installation at its Kinston, NC facilities.
With the hardware installed, the Citation X aircraft made its inaugural flights using SmartSky’s enhanced air-to-ground (ATG) network in June and the FAA supplemental type certification was issued on August 12, 2022.
Dave Helfgott, CEO, SmartSky Networks, says, “It has been a pleasure partnering with flyExclusive to welcome the Citation X to the ever-growing roster of aircraft that have received STC approval.
“We aim to make high-performance, reliable inflight connectivity available for everyone in business aviation and this successful certification with a key customer is an important step towards achieving that goal.”
The Citation X certification comes hot on the heels of SmartSky’s announcement in July that its ATG connectivity is now available nationwide for aircraft flying on routes across the continental United States.