Satellite Beach, Fl (PRWEB) October 21, 2013
Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, launches MYflight(SM), an in-flight moving map service which enables passengers to view real-time flight data and aircraft information through a mobile application.
MYflight is a subscription-based service designed for the iPad and iPad Mini, with additional mobile platforms planned for future releases. MYflight is compatible with all IP-based aviation broadband connectivity solutions, including SwiftBroadband, Yonder and Gogo Biz®. It delivers up-to-the-minute position reports, aircraft information, customized in-flight TV channel guides and weather data to aircraft passengers.
Passengers download the MYflight app from the iTunes store and use the app to access the flight information. MYflight does not require any special hardware aboard the aircraft; the aircraft must have an active MYflight subscription, Internet and provide position reports from at least one position source.
“We are excited to deliver a new service for the aircraft cabin that allows passengers to stay updated on various aspects of their flight in real time,” said Scott Hamilton, Chief Strategy Officer at Satcom Direct. “While some of our other services deliver flight information to the cockpit, MYflight extends that reach to aircraft passengers in a user-friendly format and provides them with a central location for the information that is critical to them during their flight.”
The MYflight service will be on display in the Satcom Direct booth #N4107 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 22 to 24 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and also in space 170 at the show’s static display at Henderson Executive Airport.
About 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. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit http://www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail sales(at)satcomdirect(dot)com, or call +1.321.777.3000. 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(dot)com, or call +1.321.777.0771.