The Latitude installation is part of Davinci’s previously announced plans to equip the majority of its managed fleet with SmartSky connectivity because of its ability to deliver the connected experience inflight Davinci customers have been demanding for years. On the first flight following the Latitude’s return to service, the passengers connected six devices simultaneously to Facetime, participate in a video meeting, send pictures from phones, stream Netflix, and Fubo TV, email large attachments, use Salesforce, access documents on Microsoft Teams, make phone calls, and run speed tests verifying the multi-Mbps capability of the system which moves data to and from the aircraft with equal ease.
“Demand for SmartSky is growing in the marketplace because customers expect to be continuously and reliably connected even while in transit,” said Eric Legvold, CEO of Davinci Jets. “The customers who are now flying SmartSky-equipped planes are able to do just that. We are proud to be upgrading our customers’ inflight experience with the only next-generation ATG connectivity solution that is available for business aviation.”
The installation was completed by Davinci Jets Services, the company’s full-service MRO, with engineering support provided by Liberty Partners of Okmulgee, OK. Prior to the Citation Latitude, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport-based company completed two previous SmartSky STC installations.
“It’s great to work with a partner like Davinci Jets that has listened to its customers and committed to delivering the best available service as both a management and MRO provider. Their outstanding execution on multiple installations has made them a reliable source for any owner operator looking to upgrade their aircraft,” said Rich Pilock, Vice President of Connectivity Sales for SmartSky.