SmartSky Partners with Meandair on WX+ Service


SmartSky Partners with Service Providers to Showcase the Power of Connected Aviation

Orlando, FL 19 October 2022 - The power of connected aviation is being showcased at NBAA-BACE 2022 in Orland, FL. through the combined aviation data services of SmartSky's Skytelligence,, AvMet, Meandair and Flash AI, a Jetnet partner. Through a combination of predictive weather information not available through other providers, the WX+ application offers Fixed Base Operators (FBO's), airports and fleet operators an unparalleled solution in a single platform.

"By connecting the algorithmic nowcasting and AI capabilities of predictive weather providers with a capability for monitoring and measuring aviation operations, we are increasing situational awareness and efficiency for FBOs and operators," said Brit Wanick, VP of Marketing and Partnerships for SmartSky. "Together with our partners, we are enabling the development of innovative applications, like WX+, that deliver better outcomes for the entire connected business aviation industry." WX+ is a web-based interface that provides timely advisory insights for FBO operations, airports and pilots with advance warning about severe airborne weather and ground conditions. The application serves to enhance safety and awareness while reducing operating costs due to closures, flight delays and turbulence related incidents. Easily accessed via a common user interface, the individual data services become more powerful and illustrate the value of Aviation Data as a Service (ADaaS). WX+ will allow the 200+ FBOs, airports and fleet operators across the USA to move from having numerous individual applications open on their service desks at once to having a single view of their most important environmental factors, selecting the layers they want to see for real-time and predictive situational awareness.

Flash AI offers unprecedented accuracy in lightning prediction up to 2 hours in advance of the first strike. AvMet's Weather Impact Outlook (WIO) Suite predicts the impact to key arrival and departure corridors up to 24-hours ahead of time, and Meandair's WXNowCasting services enables planning for the safest routes around thunderstorms, rainfall, and turbulence predicted along the flight path. Data services and displays from each of the providers is easily accessible in the WX+ application on display at SmartSky's NBAA-BACE booth #3077.


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About SmartSky

SmartSky Networks was founded to transform aviation through disruptive communications technologies, services, and tools. The network takes advantage of patented spectrum reuse, advanced beamforming technologies and 60 MHz of spectrum for significantly enhanced connectivity. SmartSky Networks uniquely enables an "office in the sky" experience with unmatched capacity for data transmissions both to and from the aircraft. This real-time, very low latency, bidirectional data link makes SmartSky Networks the best in-flight user experience, and a key enabler for new and enhanced applications and services. For more information, visit    

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Live airport map features all VFR and IFR traffic including arrivals, departures, historical trends, and operational statistics. This keeps traffic moving safely with advance notifications and current conditions from all directions and at all altitudes within a +/-6 mile radius of the runway.


Overlaid on the live map details, the AvMet Weather Impact Outlook (WIO) Suite provides weather modeling and analysis for key arrival and departure periods for each airport. Updated hourly, Airport WIO estimates impacts on arrival/departure rates, due to inclement weather, up to 24 hours in advance.


FLASH AI offers unprecedented accuracy in lightning prediction via its patented algorithm with 99.6% accurate timing of the first strike up to 2 hours in advance. Their All-Clear alerts save valuable time on the ground saving fuel costs and improving safety.



Offering up to 5 hours of prediction, Meandair's exclusive WXNowcast algorithm alerts to conditions including turbulence, clear air turbulence, thunderstorms, 3D cloud structure, winds, visibility and more, all in a comprehensive three-dimensional atmospheric picture for real-time awareness.