Satcom Direct and TAG Global Training Partner to Offer Satellite Communications Training in Europe

EBACE: Geneva, Switzerland / May 21, 2014Together with TAG Global Training in Farnborough and Geneva, Satcom Direct will provide hands-on training at its own lab-based facilities in addition to offering classroom courses covering satellite communications, IP and voice networks.                                        

As of June 2014, Satcom Direct and TAG Global Training will offer basic, intermediate and advanced satellite communications classes for customers, pilots, maintenance personnel and crew members.

“This exclusive partnership expands TAG Global Training's exceptional portfolio to include satellite communications,” said Chris Moore, vice president, Satcom Direct International. “Courses will include modules ranging from foundation basics within satellite communications to advanced troubleshooting within our labs.”

TAG Global Training was established in 2007 to train TAG's pilots and cabin crew in EASA approved ground school courses. This successful program expanded beyond TAG’s own needs, with training currently being conducted for more than 70 operators as well.

“At TAG Aviation we are committed to industry-leading training and safety standards. This joint venture builds on an established partnership from which TAG and Satcom Direct clients already benefit,” said Debbie Elliott, training manager, TAG Global Training. 

Via the partnership with Satcom Direct, TAG Global Training will have exclusive access to Satcom Direct's Learning Management System which includes both classroom and on-line training modules.

“Maintenance, operations and crew personnel must be educated in satellite communications to ensure that the systems are functioning properly,” said Sanaa Saadani, head of training, Satcom Direct International. “Aircraft are becoming more IP oriented within the cabin and cockpit, and these classes will help crew and maintenance staff with the day-to-day operations of the systems.”

Lab-based training will focus on OEM satcom systems, satcom troubleshooting and Cisco systems. Manufacturers also will be invited to deliver courses on their products and services.

Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder's preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service.

Satcom Direct’s headquarters and primary operations center is located in Satellite Beach, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States (+1.321.777.3000); Canada (+1.514.900.3009); Brazil (+55.11.2538.9068); Farnborough, UK (+44.1252.554.460); Dubai, UAE (+971.488.79118); Hong Kong (+852.5364.0279); Geneva, Switzerland (+41.225.180.345); and Moscow, Russia (+7.926.283.66.06).

For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit www.satcomdirect.com. To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit www.satcomstore.com, e-mail mobileops@satcomdirect.com, or call +1.321.777.0771.

Satcom Direct Contact: Catherine Rost at crost@satcomdirect.com or +1.321.525.4634

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