Satcom Direct (SD), the aviation solutions provider, has added a new Canadian state-of-the-art production campus to its global footprint in Ottawa, Ontario. The decision to develop the purpose-built engineering and production facility was driven by the industry shift towards the digitization of aviation and the need to innovate hardware that provides robust connectivity to support communications and the practical applications of multi-faceted data generated by aircraft.
SD currently provides business and government aircraft with more cabin routers, along with datalink units and handsets, than any other supplier around the globe. The new facility has been designed to meet and exceed growing demands and expectations of existing and future customers by setting new industry-wide hardware and manufacturing standards. The Ottawa-based SD team is also responsible for the ongoing development, and subsequent manufacturing of the SD Plane Simple™ antenna terminal systems, in partnership with Germany-based QEST, Quantenelektronische Systeme GmbH.