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JSSI Index: Bizav Flying Up 4.3 Percent in 3Q
11/10/2015 8:15:31 PM
JSSIBusiness jet flight hours worldwide were up 4.3% in the 3rd quarter & have reached 80.7% of the sectors' 2008 peak, according to the latest index, published yesterday by Jet Support Services (JSSI). Year-over-year business jet flying is up in the light and midsize sectorss, climbing 8.2% and 3.7% respectively, while large cabin activity slid by 5%. Helicopter flying fell by 15%.
Rectrix Aviation Acquires Five Star Jet Center
11/10/2015 4:09:13 PM
The acquisition builds on Rectrix’s current operational presence in Westfield and will allow the company to expand its maintenance & private aviation terminal services at KBAF.

“This acquisition provides us with a new opportunity to grow our Western Massachusetts operations both in terms of maintenance employees & passenger amenities which will better serve our customers and their aircraft,” said Richard Cawley, CEO of Rectrix Aviation. “Westfield-Barnes is such an important location the region. Having an expanded facility offering top-notch maintenance & passenger services will further help to attract flyers to the airport.”
Rectrix Aviation & Rectrix Aerodrome Centers are focused on safety & security while providing high quality care & maintenance of aircraft. The clean, modern & welcoming FBO facilities offer superior customer service for passengers & crews alike. Rectrix Aviation is the largest Massachusetts private charter company owning its aircraft fleet & FBO.
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Satcom Direct - Gold Standard Capabilities
11/8/2015 11:38:14 AM

Dubai, UAE 8 November 2015 – Satcom Direct will be highlighting its gold standard capabilities at this year’s Dubai Air Show when it displays a gold version of its exclusive Satcom Direct Router (SDR™). The first of its kind, the router will be used to demonstrate the growing number of capabilities available for clients in the region.

Although it’s the gold standard for routers, the SDR weighs in at less than ten pounds and provides a platform that enhances inflight connectivity for the business aviation community. It offers a suite of speed and user experience-improving enhancements including GlobalVTSM, SkyBondSM and Jet ConneX, all of which the team will be showcasing on booth 1938.

The GlobalVT service works through the on board router enabling passengers to use their own personal smartphone and number to make and receive calls, send and receive messages using their own contacts, whilst clearly displaying caller identity. All these functions work at any altitude, anywhere in the world. SkyBond facilitates the fastest in-flight data speeds currently available worldwide enabling real-time communications applications. Passengers can stream video, music, or use video conferencing, in-flight, whenever and wherever they fly. The router can also integrate with any SATCOM system to enhance cabin communications, on-board cabin management systems, in-flight data collection and flight tracking.

The SDR already interfaces with existing networks, and has been designed to work with future networks including Inmarsat’s latest Ka-Band Global Xpress satellite communications service for business aviation, Jet ConneX. The Jet ConneX platform enables an even greater number of functions including the Satcom Direct’s exclusive private network services, which provide a secure environment for passenger’s internet traffic.

Satcom Direct will be demonstrating its latest technology at Dubai Air Show - Booth 1938. Media are invited to visit the booth to see the gold SDR in action.

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.
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