Satcom Direct Enhances FlightDeck Freedom Service

October 20, 2009

Satcom Direct added new features to its FlightDeck Freedom (FDF) service, the company announced Oct. 19.

The features include compatibility with most aircraft datalink avionics, integration with Satcom Directís new flight tracking solution and compatibility with more flight planning systems including Air Routing International,, Jeppesen, and Universal Weather.

FDF supports flight deck communications via Inmarsat, Iridium, and SITA VHF and transmits data to the flight crew, including pre-departure clearances, digital ATIS, oceanic clearances, current airport weather, graphical weather and flight plan routes. Flight crews also have direct access to cabin and satellite network monitoring and performance tools while en route.

FDF is offered at a fixed annual fee per aircraft.