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Satcom Direct, ForeFlight Team for Integrated Data Solution

By S.L. Fuller | October 10, 2017

Pilot situational awareness "improved" by SD and ForeFlight data integration. Image courtesy of Satcom Direct

Pilot situational awareness "improved" by SD and ForeFlight data integration. Image courtesy of Satcom Direct

Satcom Direct and ForeFlight have introduced a new integrated data solution, Satcom Direct said. The product is for joint Satcom Direct Router and ForeFlight Performance customers.

The router can now be used as a GPS data source to depict aircraft ownship position on ForeFlight’s moving map display. Additional GPS hardware is not needed. When ForeFlight is connected to the router’s Wi-Fi, customers can also receive and display high-resolution radar, icing, turbulence, winds aloft and other graphical weather layers.

“Pilots rely on accurate, timely delivery of essential information to maintain secure operations. Integrating these solutions provides pilots with a clear, unimpeded view of their real-time situation,” said Jim Jensen, Satcom Direct’s chairman and founder.

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