Satcom Direct Partners with OnAir for GSM Services

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Satcom Direct to offer OnAir GSM services to business aviation for use on international aircraft

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Partnering with OnAir allows us to further support our growing international presence by providing GSM services to our customers travelling internationally in combination with our cockpit and cabin connectivity solutions.

Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, has signed an agreement with OnAir to be a value-added reseller for its GSM mobile phone service, Mobile OnAir, on VIP and business aviation aircraft.

OnAir is a leading provider of global in-flight connectivity services. It uses Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and offers consistent global coverage for in-flight GSM services through a unique network of regulatory authorizations from over 90 countries and more than 350 roaming agreements with mobile network operators.

By becoming a reseller of Mobile OnAir, Satcom Direct will enable business and corporate aviation passengers and crew to use their mobile phones in a similar manner as they do on the ground during flights in global regions that authorize mobile use during flight operations.

Mobile OnAir works in the same way as international roaming where the user turns on the phone and uses it, and all charges are included in the user’s standard mobile phone bill.

“We are excited to be working with OnAir to offer customers the ability to use their mobile devices for voice communications, text messaging and mobile data,” said David Greenhill, President of Satcom Direct. “Partnering with OnAir allows us to further support our growing international presence by providing GSM services to our customers travelling internationally in combination with our cockpit and cabin connectivity solutions.”

“It is beyond question that business jets must have connectivity: that discussion is over. As the leading global provider of connectivity, it is therefore our job to ensure our services are widely accessible,” said Ian Dawkins, CEO of OnAir. “Satcom Direct is one of the largest satcom providers in the industry and having it as a Mobile OnAir reseller provides a good opportunity for OnAir to reach further into the business aviation market.”

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.

About OnAir
OnAir sets the benchmark for global inflight connectivity services, with 50 customers on five continents. We are the only provider to offer consistent global coverage for both inflight GSM and Wi-Fi, thanks to regulatory approvals from over 90 countries, 350 roaming agreements, and by using Inmarsat’s I4 satellite networks. OnAir’s products enable passengers to use their own mobile phones, smartphones, tablets and laptops in exactly the same way as they do on the ground, either through the onboard GSM network or the onboard Wi-Fi hotspot. The products are available as line-fit or retrofit for all commercial aircraft, as well as government, VIP and business jets, and ships. OnAir was incorporated in February 2005 and is owned by SITA, the leading IT solutions provider to the air transport world and Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer. OnAir is a member of the GSM Association and an Inmarsat Distribution Partner for both SBB and GX services. For more information about OnAir, visit our Website http://www.onair.aero, follow OnAir on LinkedIn or watch OnAir on YouTube.

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