Satcom Direct becomes first business aviation service provider authorized to offer SiriusXM weather and satellite radio services

November 1, 2016 Photo(s): By Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct authorized to offer SiriusXM weather and satellite radio services

Satcom Direct (SD) now provides SiriusXM satellite weather and radio to the business aviation industry, delivering customers superior graphical weather services and a myriad of audio entertainment options while inflight. This is the first time SiriusXM services have been made available through a business aviation service provider.

SiriusXM providescomplete, North American coast-to-coast high-resolution weather and in-flight entertainment. SD customers have access to boththe SiriusXM Aviation Weather Pro Service and Sirius XM’sAll Access audio package, which boasts more than 150 channels of commercial-free music, plus live sports, news, comedy and entertainment.The SiriusXM services are integrated into SD’s flight operations management platform, SD Pro, providing convenient access to view and manage subscriptions.

“We are proud to be the first authorized provider to bring the trusted SiriusXM services tobusiness aviation customers. This offering enhances the experience of both pilots and passengers,”said Jason Natwick, SD Vice President of Products & Strategy.

“We are very pleased to work with Satcom Direct to provide our superior weather and world-class programming to the business aviation industry,” said Dave Wasby, Vice President of Aviation and Marine Services at SiriusXM. “Adding our weather and audio to Satcom Direct’s portfolio of managed services will increase convenience and add value to Satcom Direct customers.”

The SiriusXM Aviation Weather Pro Service helps maximize situational awareness so pilots can navigate with confidence. With no line-of-sight restrictions and no altitude limitations, pilots can make informed decisions from taxi to touchdown.

The Pro Weather Service is already popular with those who fly frequently. On long routes or at high altitudes, it deliversdetailed weather and data elements including: NEXRAD Storm Cell Attributes; Cloud-to-Cloud and Cloud-to-Ground Lightning Strike Locations;High-Resolution Composite and Base Reflectivity Radar; Surface Visibility; TAFs and METARs; extended forecasts; graphical Winds and Temperatures Aloft; Echo Tops, six levels of graphical turbulence, Icing, TFRs and more.

The All Access programming package is SiriusXM’s most extensive offering and includes Howard Stern, every NFL, MLB®, and NBA game, every NASCAR® race, plus NHL® games, PGA TOUR® coverage and live college sports, as well as SiriusXM’s wide variety of commercial-free music, plus talk programming, comedy and several exclusive online-only channels. All-Access subscribers also get access to SiriusXM programming when they are not flying, on the SiriusXM app and online at siriusxm.com.