Satcom Direct completes TrueNorth acquisition


December, 2016 – Global aeronautical communications provider, Satcom Direct (SD) has announced at MEBAA 2016 that it has closed its purchase of TrueNorth Avionics, a manufacturer of cabin communications solutions. With the acquisition of TrueNorth complete, SD says it can significantly expand its ability to provide communications systems for VIP and VVIP aircraft.

Ottawa-based TrueNorth Avionics designs, develops and manufactures satellite communications solutions for aircraft operators and avionics OEMs. TrueNorth will become a business unit within the SD family of companies focused on advanced avionics development.

“TrueNorth is a leader in the wide- and narrow-body aircraft market, providing airborne connectivity systems to heads of state, VIPs and high-net-worth individuals worldwide. It also develops custom solutions to meet the unique demands of the VVIP market. The pairing of SD and TrueNorth enables us to deliver the complete connected aircraft; cockpit to cabin,” said Jim Jensen, founder and CEO of SD.

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