in Technology

Satcom Direct installs FlightDeck Freedom on 2,000th aircraft

Posted 9 September 2020 · Add Comment

Satcom Direct (SD) has achieved a significant milestone for its FlightDeck Freedom datalink service by activating its 2,000th aircraft.

 

FlightDeck Freedom is now operating on 2,000 aircraft. Image: Satcom Direct

The head-of-state customer signed for the service to take advantage of its unique configuration options, ability to integrate third-party flight planning services, evolving compliance support, and the streamlining of flight crew and ground operations workflow.

 

Specifically designed for business and military aviation, FlightDeck Freedom features an open architecture design to support every type of avionics and datalink-capable airframe and can be customized to meet each customer and/or aircraft platform’s mission needs.  On launch in 2007 it was the first datalink service to give customers the freedom to select, upload from, and communicate with preferred third-party trip planning services and today is still the only datalink service provider with a comprehensive offering of flight planning options.  FDF also continues to be the only service that supports flight deck and cabin communications enabling crew to monitor connectivity and troubleshoot issues in real time to better manage passenger expectations.

 

In addition, FDF enhances operational safety through direct delivery of automated notifications including hazardous weather, route and security alerts, and supports real time aircraft and fleet tracking worldwide, which can be monitored from the ground and in the air. The GeoNotification feature details when aircraft are approaching a defined geographic area which may affect connectivity or be defined as sensitive airspace.

 

Integrated with SD Pro, the digital flight operations management system, data shared through FDF synchronises flight crew with ground operations keeping team members informed about aircraft performance in real time to support improved flight operations, budgeting and maintenance scheduling.  FDF also supports fleet compliancy with FANS, ADS-C and CPDLC to meet evolving Air Traffic Control safety requirements and the changing landscape of business aviation operations.

 

“Our focus is to always enable our customers to manage their flights and operations using the services, products and systems that best suit their needs. FDF was one of our first services built using open architecture to allow integration of third-party services. Reaching this milestone demonstrates the market’s hunger for integrated services that streamline the workflow. As the digitisation of aviation continues to evolve, we will continue adapting and modifying our products to meet the changing requirements of flight crew, ground operations and the business aviation infrastructure,” said president of Satcom Direct Business Aviation, Chris Moore.

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

RwandAir and Qatar Airways join forces

RwandAir and Qatar Airways have forged a new partnership. As part of the strategic agreement, the extensive interline agreement will give customers access to the networks of both airlines.

Airbus reports half-year 2021 results

Airbus has reported consolidated financial results for the half-year (H1) ended 30 June 2021.

Training: Kenya and UK sign defence agreement

UK and Kenya have signed new defence cooperation agreement to tackle shared threat from Al-Shabaab with training at the heart of the agreement.

African airlines’ international cargo demand in June increased 33.5%

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released data for global air cargo markets for June showing a 9.9% improvement on pre-COVID-19 performance (June 2019).

African airlines’ traffic fell 68.2% in June

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger demand performance for June 2021 showing a very slight improvement in both international and domestic air travel markets. Demand remains significantly below

A book for airlines CEOs and accountable managers is published

A book which addresses all the leadership challenges in a civil aviation company has been written by Dr Mark j Pierotti`s, commercial department director at Abu Dhabi Aviation.

Aviation Africa 2021 SKOC
See us at
Aviation Africa 2021 BTOCDAS21_BTAviation MENA 2022WDS BT1202090322