Satcom Direct Earns Initial STC From the FAA for Installation of Its Satcom Direct Router (SDR) in Lear 60 Aircraft

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In conjunction with Banyan Air Service and 3S Certification, the SDR has successfully completed all required testing and been approved by regulatory authorities. Satcom Direct is now shipping certified black label SDR units to dealers and OEMs worldwide.

The SDR is Satcom Direct's first certified hardware product, and it is now approved for use on Lear 60s per Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) ST01742WI, including wireless connectivity via WiFi. The SDR is a smart router that can manage all of an aircraft's voice and data solutions. It allows simultaneous use of Inmarsat Swift 64, SwiftBroadband, Ku-Band and Ka-Band satellite connections with intelligent traffic control.

"This certification becomes the platform for all additional approval efforts globally, allowing our dealer network greater flexibility to add new airframes," said Jim Jensen, CEO and founder of Satcom Direct.

The SDR allows multiple systems to operate on the aircraft without additional wireless access points, creating the ability for separate guest or dedicated VVIP networks. It maximizes the passenger experience and provides higher bandwidth to the cabin through advanced compression and acceleration technology. The SDR also incorporates Satcom Direct’s Global One IP™ providing business jets a single IP address regardless of the connection type in use or where the aircraft travels.

While on the ground, 3G connectivity is possible through the SDR, and data plans for domestic and global roaming with the SDR’s Dual-SIM module are available to provide the best roaming rates around the world. The SDR also supports mobile applications for on-board cabin services such as moving map, command and control of satellite links, and real-time connection status reporting.

The SDR currently works with Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Swift 64 systems from Cobham/Thrane & Thrane, Honeywell/EMS and Rockwell Collins. It also supports ViaSat Yonder® Ku-Band and is designed to work with Inmarsat’s upcoming Global Xpress Ka-Band Service.

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.

Banyan Avionics: The Banyan avionics team offers comprehensive avionics installations, repairs, modifications, and is an authorized dealer for all major avionics manufacturers.

In addition to high speed data solutions, they have extensive installation experience with In-Flight Entertainment upgrades, Glass Cockpits, LPV/WAAS upgrades, Flight Management Systems, Satellite TV, Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems, Multifunction Displays, Satellite Communications, Iridium and Traffic Collision Avoidance Systems.

Banyan’s avionics department is certified as both an FAA and EASA repair station and has also earned repair station designations for Argentina, Brazil, Bermuda and Venezuela. Banyan also offers a mobile avionics team to provide services on location. For more information on Banyan’s other services, visit

Banyan Air Service is located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport and also provides heavy maintenance, award-winning FBO and ground services, aircraft sales and management, parts distribution and Hangar63 (Banyan’s Aviation Store). Banyan has been in business since 1979 and employs over 150 teammates. For more information, visit

For more information on the STC, please contact Brian Wilson at 954-492-3570 or email bwilson(at)banyanair(dot)com.

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