Satcom Direct (SD) to provide engine utilization data to Rolls-Royce

SD Pro & Rolls Royce

Melbourne, Florida / 18 February 2019 – SD has entered a formal arrangement with Rolls-Royce to deliver business aviation engine utilization data directly to the OEM via the SD Pro Operating System, using the SD FlightLogs post-flight data recording module. SD FlightLogs automatically captures flight data and cycle events in real time from the aircraft via its datalink service, and once it is verified by the customer, it will be automatically sent to Rolls-Royce. The result is the recording of extremely accurate and valuable information that Rolls-Royce can use to further understand the utilization of its engines.

“This reporting adds another level of understanding for Rolls-Royce by providing automated, current information via our SD FlightLogs and SD Pro tools. Until very recently this sort of information was often hand-written so could be easily mis-understood, mis-recorded, or lost. We are aiming to work with Rolls-Royce to modernize the process, which will eventually enhance the value of our customers’ assets through better maintenance management. Our digital platform can be a rich source of data, and we hope to develop the agreement further in the near future,” said Chris Moore, chief operating officer, SD.

“The service agreement with Satcom Direct is another important part of bringing our pioneering IntelligentEngine vision to life, where product and service become indistinguishable thanks to advancements in digital capability,” said Axel Voege, Head of Digital Operations Germany, Rolls-Royce. “SD’s platforms auto captures in-flight data such as engine cycles and flight hours, automatically providing extremely accurate and immediate reporting to our dedicated 24/7 Business Aviation Availability Centre. In combination with all the data we have about each of our engines this allows our services team to proactively support our customers based on the latest available information, guaranteeing highest levels of availability and enhancing our market-leading CorporateCare® service.”

SD Scheduler is a cloud-based aviation data management system that can be fully customized for a flight department. It features intuitive navigation, integration to third-party vendors, and powerful business intelligence and reporting backed by continuous customer feedback. SD Scheduler incorporates SD FlightLogs, the first web-based system designed to auto-capture and manage aircraft flight-log data, reducing manual input.

Photo Caption: Engine utilization data is delivered to Rolls-Royce via the SD Pro Operating System

About Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct (SD) and its companies provide global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and head of state aircraft. The company also provides land mobile services to areas with connectivity limitations. Since 1997, SD has worked to advance the technology of global connectivity, being first to market with many new capabilities in communications technology. SD’s industry leading connectivity solutions are complemented by their divisional capabilities including SD Avionics cabin and flight deck systems and SD software solutions. A premier Inmarsat distribution partner (including Jet ConneX), Iridium service partner, and Viasat  preferred reseller, SD is also the exclusive service provider for SmartSky Networks, and the Master Distributor of Intelsat FlexExec.

SD World Headquarters and primary operations center is located in Melbourne, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, Brazil, and South Africa. For more information regarding SD, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.


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