Sun Air Jets names Satcom Direct as connectivity partner


Charter and management company Sun Air Jets has named Satcom Direct as its preferred connectivity provider.

Satcom Direct’s SD FlightDeck Freedom (FDF) communications platform will be used by the end of the year on the majority of the mixed fleet, which includes Bombardier Global and Challenger aircraft, Citation X jets and Hawker aircraft.

The charter firm said the FDF platform will give them real-time information about adverse weather, security events and other flight path data.

“FDF improves situational awareness, reduces pilot workload, and enhances safety as it conveys real-time data which might impact a planned route,” said Nick Cook, director of Flight Deck Services, Satcom Direct. “This all contributes to facilitating a streamlined flight experience for our customers and their passengers.”

Ed Fares, director of Operations, Sun Air Jets said: “We wanted a comprehensive flight deck datalink service that could give us better flight tracking information and also integrate with our selected flight planning solution. Satcom Direct delivers a technologically advanced suite of services that improves our efficiencies and is underpinned by impressive customer support.”

In May, Satcom Direct opened a new office in Singapore due to the region being an important market for the company.