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Empire Aviation selects Satcom Direct for connectivity solutions

Empire Aviation selects Satcom Direct for connectivity solutions


Satcom Direct (SD) the global connectivity solutions provider has announced that Empire Aviation Group is the first operator in the UAE to deploy the advanced technology Plane Simple® Ku-band terminal. Since the commercial introduction of the SD Plane Simple Ku-band terminal just over a year ago, the compact terminal which can be simply installed, continues to be adopted worldwide, clocking up over 10,000 flight hours to date.  The SD terminal is purpose-built for business aviation to deliver reliable, high-speed connectivity via the Intelsat FlexExec service, which is committed to providing airtime to the business aviation sector. The powerful broadband addresses increased passenger demands for consistent global high-speed data in flight.

“As a leading management company, our clients entrust and empower us to deploy solutions that deliver reliability, commercial value and, of course, passenger satisfaction.  For us, the SD Plane Simple option just made sense,” said Paras Dhamecha, founder and managing director at Empire Aviation Group. “Satcom Direct offers a highly attractive single resource for all our connectivity needs. From cockpit to cabin, the system provides leading-edge technology backed by a network of top MRO partners and access to expert support 24/7/365 to keep us connected.  This approach gives us peace of mind, minimizing the risk and pain of deploying new technology.”

SD VP International, David Falberg, “We are extremely proud to partner with Empire Aviation Group on this first deployment of our Plane Simple solution in the UAE. This deal is testimony to our continued success in delivering innovation to the market, particularly in the Middle East, and customers’ confidence that our solutions will protect their investment and ambitions. As a business, we value long-term working partnerships that allow us to deliver success to our customers and support their competitive advantage now and in the future.”