How much speed do you need?

From standard to high-speed and everywhere in-between, SD’s customized connectivity solutions rely on best-available technologies to meet your needs for performance, coverage, and budget.

Application Speed GuideWiFi bandwidth comparison chart

These numbers are rough guidelines provided by the FCC’s Broadband Speed Guide.

Inmarsat Jet ConneX

High speed connectivity for business and private aviation.

With Satcom Direct and Jet ConneX (JX), you can stream videos, make phone calls, watch live television – just like you would in your home or office, at all phases of flight, anywhere you fly. Varying rate packages allow you to select the data speed and usage level to fit your needs and budget. SD is the industry’s foremost expert in JX. More than 70% of all JX activations are SD customers. Jet ConneX wifi coverage map

Inmarsat SwiftBroadband

Global voice and high-speed data through a single installation on the aircraft.

SwiftBroadband offers ‘always-on’ packet switched data and voice over IP (VoIP) service. SwiftBroadband enables all key cockpit and cabin applications, including: telephony, text messaging, email, internet and intranet access, as well as flight plan, weather and chart updates. Jet ConneX wifi coverage map

Intelsat FlexExec

Purpose-Built Inflight Connectivity for Business Aviation

Intelsat’s FlexExec is a global, secure, multi-layered broadband satellite connectivity network that delivers consistent, high performance coverage and service globally. FlexExec is uniquely designed to support business aviation and the capacity is not shared with commercial aviation or consumer broadband customers. Business jet passengers will always have consistent, on-demand global connectivity.

Flexible and Scalable

The worldwide coverage of FlexExec is specifically engineered to cover high traffic routes with High Throughput Satellite (HTS) coverage, with layers of wide beam capacity for added resiliency and redundancy. FlexExec allows for maximum flexibility, efficient use of bandwidth, and managed services which are critical when routes and passenger requirements shift unexpectedly. Additionally, Intelsat remains at the forefront of cybersecurity. It is the only satellite operator audited by an independent firm and has completed Service Organization Control 3 (SOC3) review of security controls. FlexExec gives you the consistency, security and scalability required to meet your business aviation needs now and well into the future.

FlexExec Coverage

Intelsat FlexExec coverage map

Plane Simple™ Antenna Series

The SD Plane Simple™ Ku-band antenna system is compatible with the FlexExec service, and will be available for STC in early 2021. To learn more, visit the Plane Simple Antenna Systems page.

The Iridium Network

Truly Global Connectivity

A mobile satellite communications network offering global voice and data communications coverage, reaches across land, sea and air and is ideally suited for aviation, maritime, government, military and emergency services. Satcom Direct is a Tier One service provider for Iridium, providing global voice, fax and flight deck datalink communications to business and military aviation. We support single and multiple channel Iridium transceivers, and offer other value-added services to enhance your Iridium service experience. Iridium’s fully meshed orbiting satellite network provides an interconnected L-band “canopy over the earth.” Iridium Coverage

Iridium Certus®

Iridium Certus is an advanced multi-service satellite communications platform enabled by the Iridium NEXT constellation. As the only truly global network service offering L-band connectivity to business aviation, Iridium Certus is ideal for aircraft operators looking to keep crew and passengers connected through email, Internet, voice, and data communications, everywhere on the planet.
  • Primary connectivity system for small jets
  • Provides backup connectivity for large jets that have alternate solutions
  • Pole-to-pole global reliable L-band service
  • Available for a wide variety of aircraft that cannot support tail mounted antennas

Plane Simple™ Certus Antenna System

As a Value Added Manufacturer (VAM) and service provider (SP) for Iridium Certus, we are designing and manufacturing new terminals for compatibility with the new network offering, while also providing the service direct to the business aviation community. To read more about SD’s Certus antenna solution, visit the Plane Simple Antenna Systems page.


Global high-speed internet for business aviation.

The Viasat Ku Advanced solution delivers a high-quality internet experience over land and water via the Viasat Ku-band global network. Viasat’s new dual-band solution is an intelligently designed system that always provides the best satellite network for internet connectivity. The service seamlessly shifts connectivity between Ka- and Ku-band networks as needed, creating an uninterrupted high-speed internet experience. Viasat services deliver predictable monthly fees, a high-speed connection, generous data allowances, and are available during all phases of flight. Stay productive and entertained with Viasat in-flight internet. Viasat Ka WiFi Coverage Map

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