Satcom Direct expands training options in Africa with introduction of complimentary workshops.

Thursday 7th May 2015

Ahead of this year's inaugural Aviation Africa meeting to be held in Dubai 10- 11 May, Satcom Direct has announced it will begin offering complimentary training workshops about satellite communications in Africa.

As one of aviation's leading providers of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications Satcom Direct'sintroductory workshops will start in the Autumn, with the first one scheduled for 23rd October in Cape Town. Training will feature introductory sessions discussing the latest trends and mandates in business aviation for Africa, safety services in communications,cost-effective systems for internet connectivity in the cabin, and updates from a selection of Satcom Direct's connectivity partners. As an added benefit, delegates attending the workshops can request an aircraft satcom system check and Satcom Direct will send an expert to review the systems on board their aircraft.

The Satcom Direct Training Programme will also be delivering the Foundation Course for Satcom Aviation in Johannesburg on 20-21 October of this year. This course covers basic fundamentals of satellite communications in aviation, including satcom constellation overviews and troubleshooting techniques.

Florida, US headquartered Satcom Direct, which is a founding member of AfBAA, recognises the importance of connectivity in a continent as vast as Africa and is offering the training to further develop business aviation in the region. AfBAA has this year committed to improving human resource potential in Africa and is encouraging all members to provide easy access to training initiatives, such as Satcom Direct's.

Satcom Direct invests heavily in supporting its customers worldwide via comprehensive training programmes. Commenting on the workshop, Chris Moore, Chief Commercial Officer of Satcom Direct International adds: "We are extremely pleased to be playing our part to support the development of business aviation in Africa. We hope the workshops will support better understanding of the value of on-board connectivity. Training is a very important part of our offering and something we know that our customers really value. We look forward to welcoming many aviation professionals in the region to this highly valuable workshop."

Visitors to this year's EBACE event being held in Geneva 19 - 23 May, can visit Satcom Direct - booth DO51 - to find out more and discuss their training needs. Alternatively visit:

About Satcom Direct

Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder's preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds - from flight deck datalink to cabin communications - making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service.

Satcom Direct's headquarters and primary operations center is located in Satellite Beach, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States; Canada; Farnborough, UK; Dubai, UAE; Geneva, Switzerland; Hong Kong, PRC; Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit To view Satcom Direct's portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit

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