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Satcom Direct Confirms Commercial Launch of the SD Plane Simple® Antenna Series

SD CEO and Founder Jim Jensen with Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mount antenna.

Satcom Direct Confirms Commercial Launch of the SD Plane Simple® Antenna Series

SD CEO and Founder Jim Jensen with Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mount antenna.

Satcom Direct, a business and military aviation-solutions provider, is celebrating a landmark moment as the Plane Simple® antenna series officially enters commercial service. Following two years of development, rigorous testing, and a thorough customer in-service evaluation, the first antenna in the groundbreaking technology series is now commercially available for aircraft owners and operators seeking reliable, global, customized connectivity solutions that are future-proofed for evolving connectivity needs.

Satcom Direct Installs Prototype SD Plane Simple Ka-band Terminal

The SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount antenna installed on the SD Gulfstream G550

Satcom Direct Installs Prototype SD Plane Simple Ka-band Terminal

The SD Plane Simple Ka-band tail mount antenna installed on the SD Gulfstream G550

Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, completes installation of the first Plane Simple® Ka-band antenna on a business jet. Equipped on the company’s SD Gulfstream G550, the prototype terminal, consisting of only two line-replaceable units (LRUs) — the tail-mount antenna and SD Modem Unit — is testing the advanced technology hardware’s compatibility with Inmarsat’s Jet ConneX inflight broadband service, powered by its Global Xpress constellation.

Satcom Direct, OneWeb and QEST Ratify Development of Electronic Phased Array Antenna
Satcom Direct, OneWeb and QEST Ratify Development of Electronic Phased Array Antenna

Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, announces at EBACE 2022, a new three-way partnership agreement with OneWeb, a global communications company powered from space, and QEST, Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH, a worldwide market leader in innovative aeronautical antennas.

SD FlightDeck Freedom Named Default Data-Link Provider for New Gulfstream Aircraft

Satcom Direct Gulfstream G550 equipped with FlightDeck Freedom

SD FlightDeck Freedom Named Default Data-Link Provider for New Gulfstream Aircraft

Satcom Direct Gulfstream G550 equipped with FlightDeck Freedom

Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, announces that its FlightDeck Freedom® (FDF) flight-deck communications platform has been selected as the default data-link system for in-production Gulfstream G500™, Gulfstream G600™, and Gulfstream G650ER™ aircraft with initial line-fits already completed.

Satcom Direct Plane Simple™ Antenna System Qualified on Intelsat FlexExec Network
Satcom Direct Plane Simple™ Antenna System Qualified on Intelsat FlexExec Network

Satcom Direct, a business-aviation solutions provider, is celebrating the qualification of the Satcom Direct Plane Simple™ Antenna System on the Intelsat FlexExec network. Together, Intelsat’s high-throughput satellite network, combined with the Plane Simple Ku-band tail-mounted antenna system, simplifies high-speed data access for more business-aviation owners globally through ease of installation, flexible plans and advanced antenna technology.

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