Aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) has completed its purchase of cabin communications developer TrueNorth Avionics.

The move, which follows purchases of Comsat and Aircraft Logs earlier this year, expands the Melbourne, Florida-based company’s ability to provide advanced communications systems for business aircraft.

Based in Ottawa, Canada, TrueNorth designs, develops and manufactures satellite communications solutions for aircraft operators and avionics manufacturers. The company will become a business unit within the SD family of companies focused on advanced avionics development.

Jim Jensen, SD chief executive, describes TrueNorth as “a leader in the wide- and narrowbody aircraft market”. It provides airborne connectivity systems to heads of state, VIPs and high-net-worth individuals. “The pairing of SD and TrueNorth enables us to deliver the complete connected aircraft,” says Jensen.

The Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and SD Pro flight operations platform combined with TrueNorth’s advanced avionics will give aircraft operators “an unrivalled ability” to manage their aircraft communications systems, says SD.

Source: Flight Daily News