SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 gains Iridium approval to provide broadband connectivity to aviation

SKYTRAC Systems has announced that its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband Iridium Certus communications system, the SDL-350, has gained official Iridium approval to provide the aviation industry with global L-band connectivity at up to 704 Kbps.

The new system features low size, weight, and power (SWaP), making it a suitable satellite communications system for fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and advanced air mobility platforms alike, says the press release.

The enables mission services including Satellite and Cellular Connectivity for Cabin and Crew, Real-Time Video Downlinking, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Communications, Automated Post-Flight Data Offloading, Flight Data Monitoring, Satellite Push-to-Talk, VoIP communications. Safety Services, Real-Time HUMS Alerting, and Radio over IP capabilities are also scheduled into the roadmap.

SKYTRAC’s SDL-350 has secured launch customers across aviation segments including air medical, business aviation, law enforcement, military and defense, search and rescue (SAR), offshore oil and gas, uncrewed aviation, and urban air mobility.

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