Satcom Direct to Purchase 10 GX Aviation Shipsets from Honeywell to Support Business Aviation Clients

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In preparation for Inmarsat's upcoming GX Aviation offering, Satcom Direct has placed an order for 10 shipsets. GX will be the first global, high-speed mobile broadband service.

Satcom Direct is a GX Aviation hardware and distribution partner, underscoring its commitment to remaining on the forefront of technology and to bringing new services to market. The 10 shipsets will be earmarked for Satcom Direct's business aviation clients.

Building on the success of SwiftBroadband, Inmarsat's GX Aviation offers increased broadband speeds and an enhanced user experience for all devices including PCs, tablets and smart phones. GX is scheduled for worldwide availability for aviation services in the first half of 2015.

“We are excited to bring this new global broadband service to market. As a distributor of GX hardware, we look forward to offering a complete solution to the business jet community,” said David Greenhill, president, Satcom Direct.

GX Aviation will deliver mobile broadband speeds – across the planet – to the aviation community. Part of a US$1.6 billion program, it will be the first time a commercial operator has utilized Ka-band radio frequencies to deliver a global satellite service.

Honeywell is the exclusive provider of the avionics hardware that will enable users to connect to Inmarsat's GX Aviation and is also the master distributor of airtime for the business aviation market.

“Business aviation travellers want high-speed global in-flight connection from gate to gate, and GX Aviation is the perfect solution to meet their demands,” said Michael Edmonds, vice president, marketing and product management of aerospace services at Honeywell Aerospace.

Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder's preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service.

Satcom Direct’s headquarters and primary operations center is located in Satellite Beach, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States (+1.321.777.3000); Canada (+1.514.900.3009); Brazil (+55.11.2538.9068); Farnborough, UK (+44.1252.554.460); Dubai, UAE (+971.488.79118); Hong Kong (+852.5364.0279); Geneva, Switzerland (+; and Moscow, Russia (+7.926.283.66.06).

For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit, e-mail mobileops(at)satcomdirect(dot)com, or call +1.321.777.0771.

Satcom Direct Contact: Catherine Rost at crost(at)satcomdirect(dot)com or +1.321.525.4634

About Honeywell
Thousands of Honeywell Aerospace products and services are found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft worldwide. The Aerospace business unit develops and integrates technologies that span air traffic modernization, flight and runway safety, engines, cockpit and cabin electronics, connectivity, logistics and more that deliver safe, efficient, productive and comfortable transportation-related experiences. For more information, visit or follow us at @honeywell_aero on Twitter.

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit

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