Satcom Direct Signs Up To Resell OnAir Connectivity Services

 - May 20, 2013, 4:55 AM
OnAir CEO Ian Dawkins (left) and Satcom Direct president David Greenhill congratulate each other on their new partnership to provide GSM cellphone services for business aircraft.

Satcom Direct (Booth 455) has signed up to become a reseller of OnAir’s in-flight GSM mobile phone service. The U.S.-based company will market the Mobile OnAir product to business aircraft operators.

“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 Satcom Direct president David Greenhill. “Partnering with OnAir allows us to further support our growing international presence by providing GSM services to our customers traveling internationally in combination with our cockpit and cabin connectivity solutions.”

Separately, Satcom Direct has also completed an agreement with Honeywell to become a distribution partner for the GX Aviation Ka-band connectivity service that is under development with Inmarsat. The technology is expected to deliver high-speed connectivity that will be at least 10 times faster than existing SwiftBroadband service when it enters service in 2015.