Satcom Direct Services to Offer Data from Aircraft Performance Group

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Satcom Direct services FlightDeck Freedom® and FlightDeck 360™ to access data and services from Aircraft Performance Group (APG).

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This integration allows current or new APG users the ability to access their weight and balance and aircraft performance information via datalink, which is the first implementation like this in business aviation.

Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, announces its customers will be able to access Aircraft Performance Group (APG) data through integration with Satcom Direct FlightDeck Freedom® (FDF) and FlightDeck 360™ services.

APG, a performance engineering firm, provides takeoff and landing data services for the airline and corporate flight operations industries. With this system integration, APG will provide Satcom Direct customers with aircraft performance calculations, runway analysis, and aircraft weight and balance calculations using datalink messages, FlightDeck 360 or the FDF portal.

Customer aircraft that have Satcom Direct’s FDF or FlightDeck 360 services will be able to use the APG interface.

“This integration allows current or new APG users the ability to access their weight and balance and aircraft performance information via datalink, which is the first implementation like this in business aviation,” said Scott Hamilton, Chief Strategy Officer at Satcom Direct. “Key information will be pre-populated to simplify calculations and reduce user error, and the integration with FlightDeck 360 also gives customers the ability to stay in one application for pre-flight trip planning.”

Satcom Direct customers will be able to purchase APG services directly from Satcom Direct, directly from APG or from another APG vendor. APG services will be available using Satcom Direct interfaces regardless of how the APG services were purchased.

“We are glad to be working with a company like Satcom Direct and offering customers direct access to APG data using datalink technology,” said Rogers Hemphill, CEO and Owner at APG. “Having the right information available is critical to successful flight operations, and this integration will help ensure pilots have direct and easy access to that information in the cockpit.”

Demonstrations of the APG integration to FDF and FlightDeck 360 will be available 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.

About Aircraft Performance Group (APG)
Aircraft Performance Group (APG) is a Denver-based performance engineering firm, established in 1999. APG’s primary product is takeoff and landing data services for the airline and corporate flight operations industries. APG maintains a current worldwide database of airport information and has experience in digitizing Aircraft Flight Manuals for use with our performance programs, as well as using aircraft manufacturer provided programs. APG has experience providing data based upon FAR, EU-OPS and CASA requirements. Currently, APG provides performance data to more than 4,000 corporate/business aircraft worldwide and more than 30 airlines worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.apg.aero or contact us at 303.539.0410 or sales(at)apgdata(dot)com.

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