Flight Deck Services

SD Flight Deck solutions are key to synchronizing the aircraft with flight operations, staying “ahead of the aircraft,” and unlocking valuable aircraft data to enhance operations – both in the air and on the ground. 

FlightDeck Freedom®

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.

Data Link Unit

The DLU features a built-in Iridium Satcom transceiver, and works with a broad range of flight deck systems.

SiriusXM®

SD has partnered with SiriusXM® to bring customers superior graphical weather and satellite radio entertainment services while flying.

TeleMedicine

Satcom Direct has teamed with Aircare International to provide customers with an affordable, comprehensive medical program.

FlightDeck Freedom®

Datalink

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 also features Performance Based Communication & Surveillance (PBCS) monitoring, which provides proactive monitoring of ATC datalink communication performance to keep aircraft compliant with industry standards required for designated airspace.

GeoServices

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.

Compliance

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 compliance of safety services via datalink in applicable regions.

 

PBCS (Performance Based Communication & Surveillance) monitoring helps to keep aircraft compliant with industry standards required for airspace such as the North Atlantic. SD PBCS monitoring also provides performance reports and assistance with troubleshooting suspected issues in order to get operations back in compliance.

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SiriusXM®

High-Resolution Weather and In-Flight Entertainment

SD has partnered with SiriusXM® to bring customers superior graphical weather and satellite radio entertainment services while flying. SiriusXM Aviation can help maximize situational awareness and provide commercial-free entertainment while in the air.

Navigate with confidence and comfort throughout the entire flight. SD and SiriusXM can provide you with satellite delivered aviation weather and in-flight entertainment, all you need is a compatible receiver. Contact SD for more details.

SD customers have access to both the SiriusXM Aviation Weather Pro Service and SiriusXM’s All Access audio package, which boasts more than 150 channels of commercial-free music, plus live sports, news, comedy, and entertainment.

Pro Weather Features

  • NEXRAD storm cells
  • Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Ground lightning
  • TAFs and METARs
  • High-resolution composite and base reflectivity
  • 6 levels of graphics turbulence, icing, and more

Pro Weather and All Access Audio*

  • 150+ channels of satellite radio
  • Commercial-free music from every genre
  • Live play-by-play sports
  • Biggest news and talk shows
  • Listen everywhere through the SiriusXM web player and app

*Must subscribe to SiriusXM Aviation Weather Pro Service in order to subscribe

TeleMedicine

Telemedicine with SD and Aircare International

Satcom Direct has teamed with Aircare International to provide customers with an affordable, comprehensive medical program that includes 24/7 world-wide tele-medical and tele-support services, as well as in-flight medical training, medical kit management, security and safety reports, and a host of other ancillary services that flight departments of any size can use every day. Aircare International is like traveling with a personal physician, allowing flight crew and passengers to ask questions about medicines, replace lost prescriptions, and get access to emergency medical care on a trip. Aircare International is there for you and your passengers.

 

SD’s FlightDeck Freedom® datalink service takes Aircare International to a whole new level, enabling the Aircare International team to track your aircraft in real time, prepare for emergency situations that may occur along your route of flight, and contact the aircraft via text message or voice.

Contact Satcom Direct at +1 321.777.3000 or email sales@satcomdirect.com to learn more.

For more information

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