Satcom Direct’s FlightDeck Freedom datalink and Universal Weather and Aviation, Inc.’s online flight planning and weather services are now available in an integrated and bundled offering, pairing one of the industry’s leading business aviation connectivity providers with the global resources and expertise of Universal.
Joining forces to offer seamless datalink and online flight planning, Satcom Direct (SD) FlightDeck Freedom (FDF) datalink and Universal flight planning are integrated through uvGO, Universal’s do-it-yourself (DIY) mission planning and management solution. uvGO, available via iPad app and online, allows users to plan, build, and manage all aspects of a mission – from DIY worldwide flight planning and weather, to UVair fuel pricing and arrangements, to airport and FBO information, and total trip coordination through Universal Trip Support.
Flight crews can uplink and view flight plans and weather in the cockpit, and display aircraft communications, position details, and messages via uvGO, when on the ground and in the air.
The alliance recognizes Universal as the preferred trip management provider for Satcom Direct flight deck services, and FlightDeck Freedom is now the unlimited, fixed-rate datalink service offered by Universal. Aircraft operators receive the bundled datalink and flight planning offering through a single contract and a single invoice.