Elit’Avia has selected Satcom Direct (SD) as its preferred supplier under a three-year agreement for voice, data, connectivity, and flight deck communication functionality as well as customer support and training. The agreement builds on Elit’Avia’s commercial services with SD, including the use of SD Pro digital flight operations system and the SD Cyber Security Threat monitoring module.
“We wanted to work with a connectivity company that values partnership, and mirrors our operating philosophy, which is why we selected SD as our preferred connectivity partner,” said Elit’Avia CEO and accountable manager Michel Coulomb. “The SD team has already demonstrated the value they bring with their expert technical support, their genuine focus on customer service, and the ability to deliver seamless connectivity across a range of aircraft types. Access to the growing cybersecurity offering is also an important factor for Elit’Avia’s operations team.”
Elit’Avia is also in discussion with SD about cabin router upgrades that are not currently using SD connectivity services. Based in Slovenia, Elit’Avia operates and manages a charter fleet comprising the Bombardier Global Express, 5000, 6000, and 7500, as well as 600-series Challenger, Dassault Falcon 7X, and Gulfstream G450 twinjets.
“With the expanded, long-term deal, we are able to better serve their customers, crew, and operations teams by providing flexible, customizable connectivity solutions,” said v-p of SD International Michael Skou Christensen.