Satcom Direct: Providing innovative global communication technology since 1997

At Satcom Direct, the spirit of innovation is both our heritage and our future. We have worked since our inception in 1997 to solve the unsolvable and advance the technology of connectivity, making us the first in the marketplace to deliver numerous advancements and capabilities.

Our patented Global One Number (GON) simplified calling to an aircraft in-flight, and our 21st century innovations continue the revolution making smartphones ring and computers operate with the same reliability and speed in the air as on the ground, anywhere in the world. These advancements alone resulted in development of numerous value-added services, including our patented voice codec for SATCOM transmissions.

Our mission is to meet aircraft operators’ demands for better connectivity in both the cabin and the cockpit. Our next generation of services help to synchronize the aircraft with the flight department. Our technologies provide an integrated connectivity platform like nothing else in the industry.

We listen, and we deliver. We’ve been Satcom Direct since 1997, and now we’re even more. We invite you to be part of the evolution of SD. Explore our global connectivity solutions.

About our new brand

Satcom Direct is expanding. Our company, our capabilities, and our customer segments are growing, increasing, and evolving. We’re adding solutions beyond satellite communications. Our brand and our message needed to evolve to better convey who we are and what we do. The new brand is designed to embody and illustrate this evolution.

We may be evolving what we do and how we look, but our company name and our commitment to our customers are unchanged. Read More

Our History

Satcom Direct, Inc® founded by Jim Jensen


Global One Number® patent received


Satcom Direct Communications, Inc. founded by Jim Jensen & David Greenhill

Began offering airborne internet to customers


FlightDeck Freedom® service launched


Received FAA certification for Inmarsat Satellite Communications Training Course


Satcom Direct Mobile Applications created and launched


Began international expansion


Satcom Direct Router (SDR®) certified

SD Data Center opened


Launched GlobalVT® service

Launched AeroIT, the first IT certification for aviation

Opened new World Headquarters

Launched new SD brand


Launched SD Pro

Launched SD WiFi Hub

Acquired COMSAT

Acquired AircraftLogs

Acquired TrueNorth Avionics


Celebrating 20 years of innovation

Offering industry-first Cabin Crew Connectivity Certification


Launched SD LTE Hub


Introduced Cyber Security Solutions Portfolio



As the technology leader in airborne connectivity, SD supports flight departments and aircraft operators for business and general aviation

Business Aviation

As the technology leader in airborne connectivity, SD supports flight departments and aircraft operators for business and general aviation. From cockpit to cabin, our nose to tail solutions bring together the best in networks, services and hardware, enhanced with our industry leading value added services and support to meet your mission requirements.

SD provides tools for voice, data and situational awareness to ensure mission success for the United States’ military and government


Satcom Direct Communications (SDC) is the leading provider of satellite connectivity services to military and government agencies who depend on reliable, global communications to ensure the success of their operations. We provide aeronautical, land-mobile and maritime satellite communications services to over 7,500 Government, military and commercial systems.

Emergency response, media, and operations in remote areas are among those who count on us for land mobile and handheld satellite equipment

Land, Mobile and Maritime

SD Land and Mobile offers total package connectivity solutions, whether you’re operating on land, offshore or in the air – no matter how remote the location or how limited the cellular and data network coverage is. Let us help you determine the right mix of services and equipment for your needs, and we’ll be there to help you keep it running.

SD Data Center solutions provider

SD Data Center

Our wholly owned data center brings enterprise-level security capabilities to data transmissions in the air, on the ground and over water. Purpose-built for aviation, the SD Data Center provides industry compliant data center solutions for numerous industries including healthcare, education, financial, military, government, and technology