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Mon, 24 October 2016

Satcom Direct to Become Distribution Partner for SwiftBroadband-Safety

Inmarsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to appoint Satcom Direct as a global distribution partner for its next generation SwiftBroadband-Safety aviation service.

A pre-agreement between the two companies has outlined the intention for Satcom Direct to supply aviation operators worldwide with SwiftBroadband-Safety.

SwiftBroadband-Safety is an always on and always secure solution that enables a range of breakthrough aviation applications, including flight data streaming (Black Box in the Cloud) and real-time Electronic Flight Bag applications, such as networked graphical weather.

It also enables air traffic management modernisation programmes throughout the world and fulfills the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)s Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS), including global flight tracking, by offering satellite surveillance and communications (FANS/ACARS).

SwiftBroadband-Safety hardware is available for initial retrofit installation on existing aircraft today and will become a standard option on new aircraft deliveries from 2018.

Satcom Direct currently provides the business aviation market with Inmarsats Classic Aero safety services and will now be able to provide migration options for existing customers to SwiftBroadband-Safety. It also provides the business aviation market with access to Inmarsats current in-flight broadband service for private jet passengers, SwiftBroadband, and its next generation offering, JetConneX.

Chris Moore, Chief Commercial Officer at Satcom Direct, said, Inmarsats SwiftBroadband-Safety delivers unparalleled safety communication services to commercial airlines and the business aviation community worldwide. The next generation platforms flexibility opens up a vast amount of possibilities in terms of how customers can optimise their cockpit and aircraft operations. As a result, we can provide our customers with the most cutting-edge technology in the business, while continuing to provide unrivalled customer care and significant value-add.

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