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Skytrac, Satcom Direct join forces

Expand broadband activity on small- to midsize turbine aircraft

Satcom Direct has signed a deal with Skytrac, a Canada-based provider of connectivity solutions for aviation, to become a global reseller of Skytrac Iridium Certus hardware and data services to business aviation jet owners and operators and business aircraft manufacturers.

A deal between Skytrac and Satcom Direct brings better internet browsing, email, voice, and text services to the cabins of smaller turbine aircraft. Photo courtesy of Skytrac Systems Ltd.

Skytrac offers broadband solutions to meet cabin and flight deck communication requirements for a range of business aviation platforms. The agreement brings more flexibility to Satcom Direct’s Xperience portfolio to support “internet browsing, email, voice, and text services in the cabin, even on smaller turbine aircraft. Flight-deck tools include improved situational awareness through flight tracking, weather alerts, and [Future Air Navigation System] capabilities,” according to Skytrac.

“The addition of the SKYTRAC component enables a greater variety of options for owners and operators of business jets of all sizes, to receive consistent, secure, reliable connectivity, now,” said Chris Moore, president of Satcom Direct Business Aviation.

Satcom Direct “has gained impressive global market share of the business aviation sector and is dedicated to empowering owners by harnessing the full potential of data connectivity. This new relationship immediately broadens our potential customer base,” said Jan van der Heul, Skytrac vice president of sales.

Skytrac is a “full-service, data-driven solutions provider serving the fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and unmanned aviation markets.”

Satcom Direct’s “proprietary technologies span business aviation, maritime, defense and telecommunications sectors with the singular goal of leading connectivity industry standards.”

Alyssa J. Miller

Kollin Stagnito

Vice President of Publications/Editor
Vice President of Publications/Editor Kollin Stagnito is a commercial pilot, advanced and instrument ground instructor and a certificated remote pilot. He owns a 1947 Cessna 140.
Topics: National Business Aviation Association, Turbine Aircraft

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