SD confirms Avcon Jet as launch customer for SD Plane Simple fuselage mount ESA terminal.

SD confirms Avcon Jet as launch customer for SD Plane Simple fuselage mount ESA terminal.

Geneva, Switzerland/27 May 2024 – Satcom Direct confirms today that Avcon Jet, one of the world’s leading private aviation management companies, is the launch customer for the SD Plane Simple® Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA) Ku-band, flat panel terminal. On service introduction, Avcon Jet is looking to equip multiple aircraft with the advanced technology, as part of a wider fleet upgrade program. The first operator to optimize the numerous benefits of the full SD Plane Simple antenna portfolio, Avcon Jet will also look to outfit aircraft with the SD Plane Simple Ku-band tail mount antenna powered by the dedicated-to-business-aviation Intelsat FlexExec airtime and the Ka-band tail mount variant, which connects with the Viasat Ka-band existing and next-generation satellites.

AVCON Jet with plane simple antenna mounted

Purpose-built Business Aviation Connectivity Antennas

The SD Plane Simple ESA terminal connects with the Eutelsat OneWeb Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation and is the only antenna on the network that is fully duplex and multichannel. Delivering genuinely global connectivity, the entire network delivers terrestrial-style speeds of 195Mbps download and 36Mbps upload. Purpose-built for business aviation, the SD hardware, combined with SD ground infrastructure and award-winning customer support, will provide Avcon Jet customers with unparalleled, consistent, and reliable service, enabling passengers access to an enterprise-grade experience, wherever they are flying.

“The agreement with Avcon Jet heralds a new era for fleet connectivity,” says President of Satcom Direct, Chris Moore. “We are committed to meeting the needs of aircraft operators seeking genuine global coverage and are excited that with Avcon Jet, we can demonstrate the advantages of working with the multi-faceted Plane Simple portfolio of antenna systems to fulfill the demand for high-speed connectivity across a broad portfolio of airframes.”

Adaptable Connectivity Solutions

The decision to utilize the full SD Plane Simple antenna portfolio adds multiple benefits for Avcon Jet and its customers. Built on an open architecture structure, the agnostic antenna design reduces obsolescence by enabling simple upgrade pathways, adapts to the evolving connectivity landscape and simplifies management and administration to deliver a streamlined connectivity experience.

“Avcon Jet has always been at the forefront of innovation. We strive to deliver our customers the best connectivity experience possible, which is why we welcome the opportunity to equip our fleet with the advanced SD antenna systems,” said Alex Vagacs, Chairman of Avcon Jet Group. “The superior technology aligns perfectly with our mission to deliver exceptional services to our customers.”

Satcom Direct will showcase the complete SD Plane Simple antennas portfolio on booth J64 during EBACE 2024 at PalExpo Geneva, 28 – 30 May.


About Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct (SD) is founded on a core belief in understanding the value of time and the importance of maximizing it. The company mobilizes the most cutting-edge technologies to enable connection wherever you might be. SD’s proprietary technologies span business aviation and government sectors, with the singular goal of leading connectivity industry standards.

Harnessing a powerful combination of tools, SD delivers consistent, reliable connectivity across the globe. Proprietary software, hardware, terrestrial infrastructure, cybersecurity solutions and award-winning customer support create tailored data services for each individual customer mission. The aim is to enhance the passenger and ownership experience, improve efficiencies and give back precious time by providing connectivity beyond all expectations.

SD World Headquarters is located at the heart of the Space Coast in Melbourne, Florida, with 14 additional locations in 11 countries, including the UK, UAE, Switzerland, Singapore, Australia, and Brazil, plus a hardware development and manufacturing base in Ottawa, Canada. For more information regarding SD, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460

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About Avcon Jet
Avcon Jet is one of Europe’s most dynamic aviation companies, established in 2007. They operate over 100 aircraft from top business jet manufacturers, offering a wide range of services in the business aviation sector, with a commitment to economic viability, sustainability, and efficiency at the forefront. Avcon Jet serves a global clientele from their 13 offices across four continents and holds AOCs in 10 countries.

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