Satnews Daily
December 13th, 2012

Satcom Direct... The Internet With Altitude (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Satcom Direct has launched FlightDeck 360™ mobile application which enables customers to...

...view real-time flight data and use datalink communications before and during a flight using an Internet connection and iPad. FlightDeck 360 is a mobile flight data management system, and it is an extension of FlightDeck Freedom®, Satcom Direct’s on-board flight data management system. The two datalink services can work together or can be used separately. For aircraft that do not have an on-board flight management system, FlightDeck 360 offers datalink functionality using only an Internet connection and an iPad.

The FlightDeck 360 application allows customers to access messages in flight, pre-departure clearances, oceanic clearances, flight plans and support documents before powering up the aircraft. It also integrates with in-flight weather apps such as ForeFlight and enables operators to request technical support from Satcom Direct while in flight. The only thing required to run the app is an Internet connection.

FlightDeck 360 was developed by Satcom Direct to complement FlightDeck Freedom and is supported by Satcom Direct customer service. FlightDeck 360 is currently only available for the iPad, with possible expansion to the iPhone and other tablet operating systems in the future. The app is compatible with all iPad models and is available for download through the App Store. Satcom Direct customers who subscribe to FlightDeck Freedom can receive FlightDeck 360 at no additional charge, or the app can be purchased on its own for those who do not have a FlightDeck Freedom subscription.