Satcom Direct installs 500th terminal on Inmarsat Global Xpress network


Courtesy of SD.

Satcom Direct (SD) has successfully activated 500 terminals for aerospace customers subscribing to Inmarsat’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS) Global Xpress network through the Jet ConneX service. This makes SD the leading service provider of Inmarsat’s ultra-high speed data service to aviation users worldwide.

SD provides its service to governments, and military aircraft. Jet ConneX is supported by the SD router family, which augments in-flight connectivity efficiency, delivers a portfolio of customisable SD applications and supports cybersecurity management.

Chris Moore, SD President Business Aviation, said: “In addition to delivering powerful communications to improve inflight productivity, the collection, aggregation and analysis of data generated by the aircraft improves flight operations, enhances efficiency, and improves financial management.”

SD was the first business aviation communications provider to offer its services and transmit data over Inmarsat’s first two Global Xpress satellites.

Satcom Direct has collaborated with Inmarsat for more than 20 years and we recognise that this 500th Jet ConneX activation confirms them yet again as one of our most valued partners. SD continues to provide visionary services to its customers and Inmarsat is just as committed to supporting the customer experience. We can only continue to do that by closely collaborating with our partners to keep delivering exciting new global connectivity services to the aerospace market,” said Kai Tang, Senior Vice President of Business and General Aviation at Inmarsat.