SmartSky and Thornton Aviation Announce Sales and Installation Agreement

April 22, 2022

SmartSky Networks announced California-based Thornton Aviation as a sales and installation provider for SmartSky’s advanced shipsets at Thornton’s Van Nuys and Burbank, California locations.

With over three decades of aircraft services, Thornton Aviation will sell and install SmartSky’s connectivity equipment. Thornton’s proven track record of on time and on budget aviation services will bring SmartSky’s dependable, responsive, and secure inflight connectivity to the wide range of corporate and business aircraft currently serviced and managed at Thornton’s FAA Certified facilities.

Vincent Russo, Director of Avionics at Thornton Aviation notes: “With one of the longest operating MROs at one of the busiest general aviation airports, we understand that a customer’s inflight connectivity experience is a top priority. We also know that keeping the operations team and crew connected in real-time will make for an even better flying experience. By adding SmartSky to our portfolio of aviation services, we can ensure that passengers, crew and operations have the internet access and data they need.”

Aria Bahawdory, director of MRO account management for SmartSky Networks added: “Thornton Aviation services and manages a wide range of business aircraft. Their long-standing expertise and broad aircraft knowledge, coupled with available STCs for many of the aircraft they service, will provide their customers with an inflight connectivity solution that meets the needs of cabin, crew, and operators alike.”