SD becomes Skytrac Iridium Certus reseller


A new agreement with Skytrac sees Satcom Direct (SD) become an exclusive reseller of Skytrac Iridium Certus hardware and data services for the business aviation market.

The agreement positions SD as a global reseller working directly with business jet owners, operators and manufacturers.

Aligning with the SD strategy, which offers customisable connectivity solutions for aircraft of all sizes, the agreement immediately adds a range of Iridium Certus products to the SD Xperience portfolio. A full suite of connectivity options, powered by the Iridium LEO Certus constellation, are available. The Skytrac offering meets both cabin and flight-deck communication requirements for a range of business aviation platforms.

“What sets us apart within the industry is our consultancy service that streamlines connectivity acquisition and ensures a seamless service that’s easier to manage,” said Chris Moore, president, Satcom Direct Business Aviation. “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. It also boosts our mixed fleet offering which, as we add more and more fleets worldwide to our roster, adds real value for the customer. We are proud to have partnered with one of the industry’s most respected Iridium Certus suppliers.”

The Skytrac products and services bring even more flexibility to the SD Xperience portfolio to support internet browsing, email, voice and text services in the cabin, even on smaller aircraft. Flight-deck tools include improved situational awareness through flight tracking, weather alerts and FANS capabilities.

The additional products augment the SD commitment to provide cabin and flight-deck communications services, aircraft connectivity hardware, data management and flight operations software, from a single resource. The SD Xperience portfolio delivers purpose-built technology to satisfy the evolving requirements of business aviation, and gives SD the capabilities to create tailored, customer-driven solutions. In addition, all SD Skytrac customers will benefit from the award-winning SD 24/7/365 customer support.

“SD 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,” said Jan van der Heul, vice president of sales at Skytrac. “This new relationship immediately broadens our potential customer base. The SD market penetration, combined with the expansion of the SD Xperience portfolio with the Skytrac products, adds up to a powerful connectivity offering for the international business aviation market. We’re excited to work with SD to bring our products to a much wider audience.”

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