Satcom Direct Acquires TrueNorth

Aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct announced plans to acquire TrueNorth at the NBAA Convention.

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Satcom Direct announced this week it will acquire satcom equipment maker TrueNorth Avionics.Satcom Direct

Satcom Direct (SD) announced its plan to acquire satcom equipment maker TrueNorth Avionics at the National Business Aviation Association’s convention in Orlando, Florida, this week.

The acquisition of TrueNorth, which develops and manufactures satellite communications products for business jets and avionics OEMs, will broaden SD’s avionics portfolio, says SD CEO Jim Jensen.

“The ingenuity behind the Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and our SD Pro flight operations platform combined with TrueNorth’s highly advanced avionics will give aircraft operators an unrivaled ability to manage their aircraft communications systems, while giving passengers a user experience which exceeds their expectations,” said Jensen.

The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year, allowing TrueNorth to continue developing avionics technology as a business unit of SD.