Satcom Direct (SD) has signed a new exclusive provider agreement with Air Alsie, the Denmark-headquartered aircraft charter, ambulance operator and management company.
The agreement marks the first time that SD and Air Alsie have partnered, and SD says it positions it as a single source, supplying a range of connectivity services across the Air Alsie fleet.
The arrangement will initially see SD providing voice and data services, as well as flight deck communication functionality to the fleet.
In addition, the contract names SD as the provider for Air Alsie’s future planned connectivity solutions, including Inmarsat’s Ka-band Jet ConneX inflight connectivity.
SD will also support a cabin router upgrade programme for the fleet’s Falcon aircraft, featuring the Satcom Direct Router (SDR), which enables increased functionality and control of cabin Wi-Fi networks.
The SD hardware solution facilitates the use of SD value-added services including GlobalVT, which allows end users to make and receive texts and calls on their own smart device, anywhere in the world.
Air Alsie operates one of Europe’s largest executive fleets including Hawker, Citation, two ATR72-500 types, Gulfstream, and a fleet of 14 Dassault Falcon aircraft, eight of which are Falcon 7X—Europe’s largest Dassault Falcon portfolio.
The Air Alsie fleet also includes Dassault and Gulfstream flagship, Falcon 8X and G650ER aircraft.
“Our mixed fleet necessitates partnering with a company that can create and adapt its product range to fulfill our diverse connectivity requirements, from the smallest to the largest of our jets, world-wide,” said Tom Carstensen of Air Alsie.
“This is why we have chosen SD as our preferred provider.”
Michael Skou Christensen, Managing Director EMEA for SD, said: “As we celebrate our twentieth year in business, inking this deal with one of Europe’s leading business aviation operators demonstrates how our customer-driven approach of creating tailored connectivity packages adds value to an operator’s business.
“Underpinned by our global support network, we are pleased to be able to serve Air Alsie’s customers, crew and operations teams.”
Satcom Direct (SD) and its companies provide global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and head of state aircraft.