Satcom Direct and FlightSafety to Offer Cabin Communications Equipment Training in Teterboro

May 8, 2014
Both flight crews and maintenance personnel will learn what steps to take when faced with an inoperative system while in flight or on the ground.

Satellite Beach, FL / May 8, 2014 – Satcom Direct and FlightSafety International now will offer cabin communication training for flight crews and maintenance personnel at FlightSafety’s Teterboro Learning Center.

In an expansion of their training partnership currently in place in Savannah, Georgia, Satcom Direct now will offer cabin communications equipment training at FlightSafety’s Teterboro Learning Center. The curriculum demonstrates how communications equipment in the aircraft operates. This includes how the satellite functions and instruction on the use of cabin internet and voice systems for the flight crew. Maintenance personnel will learn to troubleshoot and maintain the systems.

After training, flight crews will be able to better assist their passengers with operating the systems. Both flight crews and maintenance personnel will learn what steps to take when faced with an inoperative system while in flight or on the ground.

“Students will have a hands-on experience just like they would in the aircraft,” said Scott Hamilton, Satcom Direct chief strategy officer. “They'll learn how to optimize computers and mobile devices for satellite internet and voice communications.”

To best simulate the aircraft environment, participants will train using the latest equipment and technology by Satcom Direct, Inmarsat, Iridium, and ViaSat, including use of Satcom Direct and CNX routers.   

“Our customers appreciate and value the training Satcom Direct and FlightSafety offer at our Savannah Learning Center,” said Charlie Harvich, manager maintenance training, Savannah Learning Center. “We’re pleased to offer this training at Teterboro and to now support multiple aircraft types.”

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 (+; and Moscow, Russia (+7.926.283.66.06).

For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call +1.321.777.0771.

FlightSafety International: FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.