Satcom Direct to provide Iridium service for Garmin Connext-enabled avionics in Brazil

Aug. 12, 2014
Partnership enables aircraft owners and operators with a Garmin Integrated Flight Deck or avionics suite streamlined access to Iridium services in Brazil

Satellite Beach, FL / August 11, 2014 – The partnership between Garmin International and Satcom Direct simplifies billing for aircraft operators and allows them to maximize the capabilities of their Garmin Connext-enabled avionics.

Satcom Direct and Garmin International proudly announce a partnership, effective September 1, 2014, enabling aircraft owners and operators with a Garmin Integrated Flight Deck or avionics suite streamlined access to Iridium services in Brazil. Working locally with Satcom Direct Comunicações, a division of Satcom Direct, users are provided the ability to add value to their existing service and simplify billing to adhere to the local regulations.

“Satcom Direct is a leading provider of Iridium-based, value-added services designed to simplify a user’s aircraft connectivity experience,” said Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct founder and president. “Additionally, new features from Satcom Direct will allow operators to enhance the functionality their Garmin Connext-enabled avionics.”

These new features include:

  • Global One Number®, a technology that allows callers on the ground to reach any handset on an aircraft in-flight by dialing a local Brazilian telephone number, no matter where the aircraft is located.
  • SD Flight Tracker, a global flight tracking solution utilizing position reports from the Garmin Iridium system to display real-time aircraft location using Satcom Direct’s state-of-the-art mapping technology.

Satcom Direct employees will be at LABACE, exhibit 3005, and available to discuss this change with customers, or they can contact Satcom Direct Comunicações at:

Phone: +55 11 2538 9068 Email: [email protected]

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.