Satcom Direct Closes TrueNorth Acquisition, Sets Sights on Completely Connected Aircraft

By Juliet VanWagenen | December 6, 2016
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[Avionics Magazine 12-06-2016] Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) has closed its purchase of TrueNorth Avionics, a manufacturer of cabin communications solutions. With the acquisition of TrueNorth complete, SD is expanding its ability to provide advanced communications systems for Very Important Person (VIP) and Very, Very Important Person (VVIP) aircraft. 

Photo: TrueNorth Avionics.
Ottawa, Canada-based TrueNorth Avionics designs, develops and manufactures satellite communications solutions for aircraft operators and avionics OEMs. TrueNorth will become a business unit within the SD family of companies focused on advanced avionics development.

The TrueNorth acquisition also broadens SD’s avionics product portfolio and accelerates the company’s efforts to bring fully integrated communications solutions to customers. The Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and SD Pro flight operations platform combined with TrueNorth’s avionics will give aircraft operators the ability to manage their aircraft communications systems, as well as providing a smooth passenger user experience, according to a statement released by the company. 

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