‘Office in the sky’ provider Satcom1 becomes aviation distribution partner

19 May 2014: Satcom1, a provider of an ‘office in the sky’ to heads of state and other VVIPs – very, very important persons – has been appointed an Inmarsat SwiftBroadband distribution partner.

The Danish company provides a complete aircraft cabin and cockpit airtime solution to any size of business jet, including head of state, military, helicopters and VVIP aircraft, with support offered in 11 languages.

For several years, Satcom1, based in Copenhagen, has been a successful Gold tier Inmarsat service provider for SwiftBroadband.

Further improvements

The agreement means that Satcom1 will be able to further improve its level of support for customers in activation and airtime, real-time troubleshooting and diagnostics.

The milestone follows Satcom1 becoming a reseller of Jet ConneX (JX) – the business aviation service powered by Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network – earlier this year.

“I want to thank our customers and partners. Without their loyalty and trust in us over the years, all this would not have been possible,” says Satcom1’s CEO, Henrik Zinck.

Connectivity solutions

“We can now support our current and new customers at the highest level possible. Our dedicated commitment to R&D activities and investments are intact, and we will continue to develop and bring sophisticated connectivity solutions to the market, suiting any satcom platform.”

Miranda Mills, President, Inmarsat Aviation, said: “The VVIP and business jet market is very important for Inmarsat and we are proud to serve virtually the whole market globally.

“Satcom1 is one of the leading satellite communications service providers in this segment, in particular with its innovative services and global reach.

In-flight connectivity

“In today’s global world, aircraft fly to the four corners of the globe, and Inmarsat’s unique, truly global satellite network ensures our business aviation customers have access to in-flight connectivity wherever they fly.”

Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband was introduced in 2007 and is the only network that enables worldwide in-flight Wi-Fi and GSM services for the global business and government aviation industry.

Using Inmarsat’s constellation of L-band I-4 satellites, SwiftBroadband is expected to be approved for FANS and ACARS safety services by 2015.