NBAA: Satcom Direct introduces Intelsat’s new FlexExec

Artist's impression of an Intelsat EpicNG satellite.
Artist’s impression of an Intelsat EpicNG satellite.

Intelsat announced today that Satcom Direct (SD) will be the first solution partner and master distributor to market its FlexExec solution to the business aviation sector.

By adding FlexExec to its new SD Xperience portfolio, it says SD will be able to deliver high-performance, in-flight broadband connectivity to business jets globally.

SD will have immediate access to Intelsat’s global Ku-band satellite fleet, including the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite (HTS) platform.

It says unlike other services, FlexExec is uniquely designed to support business aviation, meaning capacity is not shared amongst commercial aviation or consumer broadband customers, ensuring that business jet passengers will have seamless, on-demand connectivity.

It can also be customised to meet business jet owners’ needs; differentiating and enhancing the value proposition to passengers.

“We are delighted that Satcom Direct has chosen FlexExec to be a part of their SD Xperience platform,” said Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat’s Vice President and General Manager, Mobility.

“The global footprint, resiliency, redundancy and flexibility of FlexExec’s seamless Ku-band platform will ensure that passengers can easily extend fast, high-quality broadband connectivity from their office into the skies.

“Whenever it is needed, the power and throughput of FlexExec and SD Xperience will ensure that the business and entertainment needs of their passengers will be met.”

Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct’s Founder and CEO, said: “Given the demands of business aviation, FlexExec will provide the maximum flexibility, efficient use of bandwidth, and seamless connectivity service needed for an industry where routes and passenger requirements constantly shift.

“FlexExec is unique in the sense that the network is committed to the business aviation sector.  As a result, we can deliver a highly reliable, and consistent passenger experience anytime globally.

“It is a significant addition to the SD customer offering.”

During the NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), Satcom Direct says it will be offering demonstrations of the FlexExec service and detailing commercial options for customers at its booth, #250, and on the static display, #SD40.

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