FlightDeck Freedom®

The most secure, reliable datalink communications solution available.

FlightDeck Freedom (FDF) is Satcom Direct’s versatile flight deck communications platform. It provides secured, cost effective datalink communications with numerous configurable features and value-added services. FDF is the only datalink service to integrate flight deck and cabin communications and allow connections to the leading international trip planning services around the world.

FlightDeck Freedom service is fully compatible with all avionics and airframe manufacturers and uses datalink technology that is specifically designed to support business and military aviation, worldwide.

FDF Trip Planners

Stay Informed in the Flight Deck with Automated Alerts and Notifications

FDF provides flight crews access to Digital ATIS, airport weather, enroute winds, graphical weather, flight plan uploads, pre-departure clearances, oceanic clearances, and email messaging to/from the aircraft. Dispatchers and ground personnel can track aircraft anywhere in the world via takeoff/landing reports, diversion reports, ETA updates, position reports, and SD Flight Tracker.

FDF displays visibility to cabin communications by monitoring data usage and shows service outage notifications to the flight deck. FDF also provides flexibility in using satellite and VHF for datalink communications.

You can also receive automated monitoring and notifications of potential hazardous weather and security situations, with FDF’s GeoServices. Alerts can be delivered as uplink messages to the flight deck display, or via email for receipt by aircraft occupants and others needing the information.

Datalink FMS screen

SD GeoServices

Satcom Direct’s geolocation-based technology includes GeoFence and GeoNotifications, including static boundaries and dynamic Route Alerts.

Static GeoNotifications alert you of GeoFence boundaries, such as SATCOM coverage areas, DIRECTV/OneView service areas, regions of potential data security concerns, and other custom defined areas.

Alerts provide diversion planning to avoid potential dangerous situations, including data updates every 5 minutes, real-time notifications, and monitoring of changing and hazardous weather conditions.

GeoFence is a virtual boundary around a specified area. The geofenced region can be defined based on any geography, including provider coverage areas or a customer-designated perimeter. The GeoFence border determines the area for which a geolocation-based alert is triggered. GeoFencing
GeoNotifications are geolocation-based alerts that can be generated based on specified proximity, in either time or distance, and can be targeted to specific tail numbers. Static GeoNotifications give you advance notice when your aircraft is approaching or exiting a defined geographic area – such as when you’re entering and leaving coverage areas for communications services or approaching sensitive airspace. These alerts can make the difference in maintaining connectivity, completing important tasks, and securing your information. GeoNotifications

Route Alerts are based on dynamically updated weather information in your flight path. Automatically alert crews and operations when hazardous weather could impact flights well before the actual event occurs, improving diversion planning and reaction to dealing with weather hazards. Route Alerts are compatible with existing avionics, and no additional applications are required.

Route Alerts

Security Alerts provide real-time notifications and warnings of potentially dangerous situations and events that can restrict travel. This includes monitoring and warnings of major security events that are present at or around the destination and or departure location. Security alerts notify you of impending dangerous situations and help you avoid them.


FANS (Future Air Navigation System), ADS-C (Automatic Dependent Surveillance Contract), and CPDLC (Controller-Pilot Datalink Communications) are available via FDF. Your aircraft must be equipped to support these advanced Air Traffic Control safety services. Satcom Direct works directly with Air Navigation Service Providers around the world to further the approval of safety services via datalink in additional regions.

FlightDeck Freedom® in SD Pro®

The SD Pro FDF Module gives users even more control.

Administrators can manage datalink features and information, that can be transmitted directly to the aircraft and/or email distribution lists.

  • Airport weather
  • Flight plans
  • Distribution List Message Receipt
  • Pre-Departure Clearances
  • Route Hazards & Alerts
  • Service Notifications

FlightDeck Freedom allows users to send messages to an aircraft datalink system, request tracking information, and receive automated tracking emails. Only authorized email addresses may send or receive these messages.

Flight Crew can type shortcode distribution list names into the Flight Management System in order to send email or fax messages from the aircraft. This also provides the ability for messages to be sent from avionics systems that may limit or not allow special characters.

Administrators can manage the distribution of messages from the aircraft to specified recipients.

  • Movement Report
  • Position Reports
  • CAS/CMS Reports
  • Surpassed ETA Alerts
FDF in SD Pro - Datalink

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