Plane Simple™ Antenna Systems

The Plane Simple™ Antenna Systems facilitate best-in-class aircraft communications to meet a wide range of mission requirements for aviation operators. SD is partnered with QEST Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH to manufacture the antenna series. 

Ku-band Tail Mount Antenna

With Intelsat FlexExec

The Plane Simple Ku-band Antenna System delivers reliable, global high speed connectivity via the Intelsat satellite network. The advanced tail mount terminal design features only two Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), simplifying installation and configuration requirements while providing a seamless and cost-effective transition path as technology advances. As an SD-manufactured product, the Plane Simple Tail Mount Terminal also allows for advanced support and troubleshooting by the SD support team, improving the overall connectivity experience.


Read more about our preferred Ku-band solution here.

Future Developments

Ka-band Tail Mount Antenna

The Plane Simple Ka-band Antenna System will support the Inmarsat Jet ConneX service, and is slated for marketing introduction in Q3 2022.

Iridium Certus System

As a Value-Added Manufacturer (VAM) and service provider (SP) for Iridium Certus, SD is developing a fuselage mounted High Gain Antenna (HGA), while also providing the service direct to the business aviation community.

Fuselage Mount ESA

The new flat panel connectivity antenna for business and military aviation is an electronically steered phased-array antenna system. Aiming to be the smallest and most efficient form factor, this system is purpose fit for small to mid-size jets, where a tail-mounted antenna solution is not an option. The lightweight, low-profile design will bring high-speed connectivity to a wide range of airframes. 

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For more information

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