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Pentastar Aviation® awarded multiple STCs for installation of Satcom Direct Router

Waterford, Mich. – Pentastar Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificates from the FAA for installation of the Satcom Direct Router (SDRTM) for Gulfstream GIV-X (G350/G450) and the Gulfstream GV-SP (G500/G550) aircraft.

The SDR is a smart router capable of managing all aircraft voice and data solutions. It allows simultaneous use of multiple satellite connections without additional wireless access points. The SDR automatically selects the best connection available and keeps it updated continuously. It compresses and caches data to give users maximum bandwidth for information transmission. When it senses an aircraft is on the ground, it switches from a satellite network to 3G service.   The SDR’s intelligent routing capabilities are designed to enhance the passenger experience whether on the ground or in the air.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Satcom Direct to complete the STC’s for these aircraft,” said Greg Schmidt, Pentastar Aviation’s President and CEO. “The SDR product is the industry’s gold standard router, designed for aviation use by aviation experts, and our technical expertise with these aircraft models allowed us to obtain the STC’s on these modifications.”

About Pentastar Aviation

Pentastar Aviation is a leader in the world of business aviation, providing aircraft management, advisory services, aircraft maintenance, avionics services, interior services, FBO services, and award winning private jet charter operated through Pentastar Aviation Charter, Inc. The company is committed to delivering the highest standards of safety and service excellence to their customers.

Pentastar Aviation has been servicing regional and global travelers for more than 50 years and is headquartered at Oakland County International Airport (KPTK). For more information, please visit

About 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. Satcom Direct’s headquarters and primary operations center is located in Satellite Beach, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States; Canada; Farnborough, UK; Dubai, UAE; Geneva, Switzerland; Hong Kong, PRC; Melbourne, Australia; Moscow, Russia and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit To view Satcom Direct’s portable satellite communication equipment and services, including satellite phones and BGAN units, visit