Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom Datalink Service Now Enables Future Air Navigation System (FANS) Testing

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Satcom Direct offers aircraft operators and manufacturers access to its FANS testing facility from anywhere in the world, anytime, at no additional cost.

“We are pleased to provide this value-added service to support the mandate and as part of our commitment to deliver the ultimate user experience,” said Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct founder and CEO.

Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom® datalink service integrates extensive features and functionality for flight departments, including clearances, airport weather, trip planning and monitoring onboard connectivity status. Now, this powerful tool enables FANS testing to troubleshoot or validate FANS capabilities and crew procedures—from any location, anytime. Satcom Direct developed these testing capabilities to support the implementation and use of FANS for both operators and OEMs. Access to the FANS testing facility is offered at no additional charge as part of the FlightDeck Freedom subscription.

“Use of the Future Air Navigation System has become mandatory in some regions and improves the efficiency of all airspace users, including business aviation operators. We are pleased to provide this value-added service to support the mandate and as part of our commitment to deliver the ultimate user experience,” said Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct founder and CEO.

The simulated ATS test facility is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. FANS functionality can be tested for validation or troubleshooting purposes via the VHF, Inmarsat or Iridium networks. Users conduct the testing at their convenience, regardless of their location.

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; Canada; Farnborough, UK; Dubai, UAE; Geneva, Switzerland; Hong Kong; Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia and Sao Paulo, Brazil. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit http://www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail sales(at)satcomdirect.com, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.

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

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