SD reaches major milestone activating 500th terminal on Inmarsat Global Xpress network

posted on 11th January 2021 by Eddie Saunders
SD reaches major milestone activating 500th terminal on Inmarsat Global Xpress network

The activation of 500 Jet ConneX terminals using Inmarsat’s GX constellation demonstrates that connectivity has become an essential part of aviation today,” says Chris Moore, SD President Business Aviation. “In addition to delivering powerful communications to improve inflight productivity, the collection, aggregation, and analysis of data generated by the aircraft improves flight operations, enhances efficiency, and improves financial management. As Inmarsat continues to bolster its outstanding Global Xpress constellation, SD continues to develop services enabling optimization of the data capability. It’s a powerful combination for a data-hungry aerospace sector.”

SD was the first business aviation communications provider to provision its services and transmit data over Inmarsat’s first two Global Xpress satellites, and has been a Value-Added Reseller of the Global Xpress HTS constellation since launch in 2015.The latest activation further strengthens SD’s relationship with Inmarsat and maintains its position as the satellite company’s largest aeronautical service provider. 

Satcom Direct has collaborated with Inmarsat for more than 20 years and we recognize that this 500th Jet ConneX activation confirms them yet again as one of our most valued partners. SD continues to provide visionary services to its customers and Inmarsat is just as committed to supporting the customer experience. We can only continue to do that by closely collaborating with our partners to keep delivering exciting new global connectivity services to the aerospace market,” said Kai Tang, Senior Vice President of Business and General Aviation (BGA) at Inmarsat.