Satcom Direct (SD) agrees to acquire TrueNorth Avionics

SD - Satcom DirectSatcom Direct (SD) has announced it is to acquire TrueNorth Avionics, a company based in Ottawa, Canada that offers the latest technology in cabin communications solutions.

With the purchase of TrueNorth, SD significantly expands its ability to provide advanced communications systems for business aviation aircraft.

Founded in 2006, TrueNorth Avionics designs, develops, and manufactures satellite communications solutions for business jets and avionics OEMs.

Its latest innovation, the Optelity family of cabin communications systems, delivers high fidelity voice, fax, and WiFi solutions that enable intuitive connectivity for mobile devices.

Jim Jensen, Founder and CEO of SD, said: “The acquisition of TrueNorth will broaden our avionics product portfolio and enable us to accelerate our efforts to bring fully integrated communications solutions to our customers.

“The ingenuity behind the Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and our SD Pro flight operations platform combined with TrueNorth’s highly-advanced avionics will give aircraft operators an unrivalled ability to manage their aircraft communications systems, while giving passengers a user experience which exceeds their expectations.”

TrueNorth Avionics

TrueNorth will become a business unit within the SD family of companies focused on advanced avionics development.

Mark van Berkel, President and CEO of TrueNorth Avionics, said: “We pride ourselves on being a technology leader in our market, and we’re very excited to be part of a world class company like SD.

“Together we will bring cutting edge capabilities to our customers to truly enable the connected aircraft.”

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

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