NBAA 2013: Satcom Direct teams with APG to offer take off and landing info

Satcom Direct, provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and internet communications solutions, announced that its customers will be able to access Aircraft Performance Group (APG) data through integration with Satcom Direct FlightDeck Freedom (FDF) and FlightDeck 360 services.

APG provides takeoff and landing data services for the airline and corporate flight operations industries. With this system integration, APG will provide Satcom Direct customers with aircraft performance calculations, runway analysis, and aircraft weight and balance calculations using datalink messages, FlightDeck 360 or the FDF portal.

Customer aircraft that have Satcom Direct’s FDF or FlightDeck 360 services will be able to use the APG interface.

Scott Hamilton, chief strategy officer says, “This integration allows current or new APG users the ability to access their weight and balance and aircraft performance information via datalink, which is the first implementation like this in business aviation.”

He adds, “Key information will be pre-populated to simplify calculations and reduce user error, and the integration with FlightDeck 360 also gives customers the ability to stay in one application for pre-flight trip planning.”

Satcom Direct customers will be able to purchase APG services directly from Satcom Direct, directly from APG or from another APG vendor.

Liz Moscrop, Inflight /
Las Vegas, USA

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