SKYTRAC and GigSky Announce Landmark Partnership Providing Global Cellular Data Coverage to Enable the Connected Aircraft

Partnership to provide SKYTRAC user base with data coverage in 200+ countries

SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. and GigSky Inc. today announced a landmark partnership set to deliver highly available mission-critical data to the aviation industry through global high-speed cellular connectivity. SKYTRAC will add GigSky cellular connectivity in 200+ countries to their DAL-200 onboard communications server to deliver a seamless solution adding to longstanding satellite and WiFi connectivity capabilities.

Simplifying the sourcing and integrating of multiple connectivity, hardware, and software solutions from various vendors worldwide, SKYTRAC customers can now receive access to connected services anywhere, anytime, in the air or on the ground.

SKYTRAC users can expect to leverage downloading of FDM/FOQA and HUMS data, automatic updates to Electronic Flight Bags with flight plans and charts, weather to the cockpit services, VIP cabin connectivity, medical data transfers, and much more.

The DAL-200 will provide connectivity to WiFi enabled devices in the cockpit and in the cabin leading to streamlined deployment of services to the flight crew. This connectivity will automate previously manual processes while generating operational efficiencies and enhancements to customer service. The SKYTRAC cellular data solution powered by GigSky is available today as an integrated service on the DAL-200.

“SKYTRAC chose GigSky to implement cellular data service on the DAL-200 given their experience in the aviation community and the investments they have made in deploying mission-critical mobile data networks for airlines across the world. By leveraging multiple roaming networks and redundant data centers, they offer a hardened telco infrastructure our clients can trust. We look forward to continue working with them as we roll out integrated solutions to our growing customer base,” said Jan van der Heul, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at SKYTRAC.

GigSky, a provider of cellular connectivity and eSIM solutions for consumers, businesses, and manufacturers, has quickly become a global leader in multi-meshed carrier networks.

“Throughout our history, we have focused on bringing innovation to the mobile communications industry. We see the connected aircraft as the next big advance in efficiency and safety within aviation. Our history of delivering EFB data solutions to the global aviation industry and now, our partnership with SKYTRAC, has driven us to develop a cellular data network with a keen focus on service quality and collaboration. We are excited about the future of our partnership. We see SKYTRAC as a thought leader in deploying applications of always-connected services which we expect to continue to grow at an exponential rate,” said Vikas Chand, Vice President of Sales at GigSky Inc.

For more information about the partnership or global cellular connectivity solutions available to SKYTRAC clients, please contact connect@skytrac.ca or your regional SKYTRAC sales representative.

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About SKYTRAC

SKYTRAC is aviation’s full-service, data-driven solutions provider. Since 1986, SKYTRAC has pioneered the development, evolution and commercialization of flight following, flight data and communications technology. Today, with systems certified on over 900 airframes and an online data management portal that is the go-to tool for over 7,000 global users, SKYTRAC is truly the partner of choice for data-guided business insights. From performance trending and operations reporting to real-time asset tracking and situational awareness – SKYTRAC offers a one-stop response to meeting more of your company’s needs. For more information, visit www.skytrac.ca.

About GigSky Inc.

Founded in 2010, GigSky is a leading provider of global cellular connectivity and eSIM solutions for consumers, businesses and manufacturers. Through our multi-meshed carrier network, GigSky provides affordable and reliable coverage in over 200 countries and territories. Our innovative products include enterprise mobile data management solutions, IoT solutions, and consumer roaming solutions like the GigSky global SIM, GigSky for iPhone XS, XS Max and iPhone XR, GigSky for iPad and GigSky for Microsoft “Always Connected” PCs. For more information please contact GigSky at press@gigsky.com or by phone at +1 855 454-4445.