Hillsboro Aviation brings new expertise to SmartSky dealer network

SmartSky Announces New Dealer Partnership

SmartSky Networks, provider of inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business aviation, today announced Hillsboro Aviation as a sales and installation partner.

An FAA-certified Part 145 repair station, the Oregon-based company will offer full Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) services, including upgrading business aircraft with SmartSky’s next-generation inflight connectivity customers describe as “game changing.”

Ryan McCartney, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Hillsboro Aviation said: “The premium travel experience our customers demand requires high-performance inflight connectivity, which is why we wanted to partner with SmartSky.

“We are getting more and more frequent requests for a proven option for better Wi-Fi, and the buzz in the marketplace is that SmartSky is delivering it.

“Between our top-of-the-line customer service, avionics upgrades and MRO capabilities, and SmartSky’s advanced ATG network, we can facilitate the premium inflight experience our customers deserve.”

Based in Portland, Oregon, Hillsboro Aviation operates out of their state-of-the-art facility at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO), offering complete helicopter and airplane services since its inception in 1980.

Serving domestic and international markets in government, commercial, and private sectors, Hillsboro Aviation also has an experienced team of technicians supporting comprehensive maintenance and avionics needs.

Aria Bahawdory, Director of MRO Account Management for SmartSky said: “Hillsboro Aviation is a hub of business aviation in the Northwest. Considering their longtime history of excellence and dedication to providing quality MRO services and support to the industry, Hillsboro Aviation is just the kind of partner SmartSky is seeking to provide elevated experiences with inflight Wi-Fi customers love.

“We look forward to having their expertise to equip more business aircraft with unmatched connectivity and expand SmartSky’s footprint in a key region for business aviation.”