Classic Aero Services
Classic Aero Services

The Inmarsat satellite communications network is the backbone for two-way voice, fax and data services for aircraft operating virtually anywhere in the world. By using Inmarsat consortium partners, Satcom Direct’s patented technology makes the complex Inmarsat network global and user friendly.

Various Inmarsat ground earth stations support different services. Customers have operational problems if their satcom system is not configured to match the Inmarsat ground earth station capabilities –  Satcom Direct® configures each satcom system to match the Inmarsat service to assure reliable Inmarsat global mobile to fixed and fixed to mobile communications.

Classic Aero Services (Aero I / Aero H / Aero H+ / Mini M):

  • Aero H – Multi-channel voice, 10.5kbps fax and data, delivered via a high-gain antenna within the satellites’ global beams. ICAO approved for safety services.
  • Aero H+ – Multi-channel voice, 10.5kbps fax and data, delivered via a high-gain antenna within the spot beams of the Inmarsat-3 satellites and the full footprint of the Inmarsat-4 Atlantic Ocean Region (AOR) satellite, at a lower cost per connection. ICAO approved for safety services.
  • Aero I – Multi-channel voice, 4.8kbps circuit-mode data and fax, delivered via an intermediate-gain antenna. Also supports low-speed packet data. Available in the spot beams of the Inmarsat-3 satellites and the full footprint of the Inmarsat-4 AOR satellite. ICAO approved for safety services.
  • Mini M Aero – Single-channel voice, fax or 2400bps data, for general aviation and smaller corporate aircraft.

Classic Aero Advantages – Aero I, H, H+, Mini M

  • Safe operations
    Our safety services were the first to comply with ICAO requirements.
  • Global coverage
    Ensures aircraft maintain constant connectivity with air traffic control and ground-based networks.
  • Flexibility
    A single installation enables a diverse range of cockpit and cabin applications.
  • High performance
    Broadband data services that enable the ‘connected aircraft’ of the future.
  • Cost-effective
    Scalable, cost-efficient bandwidth, as and when required.
  • Easy installation
    An Inmarsat-enabled antenna is now common on most current-production corporate jets.