Thu, 1 December 2016

Flying Colours Installs First Satcom Direct Routers

Flying Colours Corp., a North American MRO, completions, and refurbishment company, has completed the first installations of the Satcom Direct Router (SDR).

 The first was fitted as part of a Global 5000 cabin refurbishment package, and the second as part of a new Global 5000 completion project for an undisclosed private Middle Eastern owner.

 Whilst crew and passengers on this aircraft are already benefiting from the SD services, including the Global VT option, the aircraft is now expected to return to the Flying Colours Peterborough facility in early 2017 to have the supplemental SD WiFi Hub installed. This will add functionality to, and augment the performance of, the existing SDR.

The SDR is a very clever piece of technology that enhances cabin communications, information provision and entertainment options, said Eric Gillespie, Executive VP, Flying Colours. With its ability to adapt to existing and new harness wiring, it is a product that we are advising clients to install to future proof their connectivity needs. The addition of the SD WiFi Hub is an intelligent way of maximizing the full range of SD services, ensuring powerful bandwidth and consistent connectivity throughout the cabin.

The SDR enables the use of personal smart phones for text and voice calling, optimizes bandwidth for connectivity to the internet, and can stream data around the world. It also supports the SD Pro flight operations management platform.

 We anticipate that well see demand for this piece of technology grow exponentially as owners and operators begin to expect their ground environment to be replicated in the air, Gillespie added. 

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