Las Vegas, Nevada, 11 October 2017 – Satcom Direct (SD), the business aviation connectivity provider, has signed an agreement with FlightSafety International, to offer its certified cabin
crew training course, aeroCNCT, through the global training organization. The agreement confirms the course will be included in the FlightSafety International training program by the
end of 2017, with first students expected to qualify in Q1 2018.
aeroCNCT is the industry’s only Crewmember Network and Connectivity Training certification which supports industry professionals working with, or responsible for, connectivity during
flight. Designed and developed with input from crew members the material uses real world experiences to give crew members the confidence to tackle problems relating to applications
and connectivity on personal devices during flight. It also covers internet and connectivity familiarization, network basics, flight operation preparation, data management fundamentals,
use of applications, and troubleshooting tips.
The two-day course will be delivered by qualified FlightSafety instructors, who are supported by the SD training team. The addition of the course to the curriculum strengthens, and expands,
the existing relationship between SD and FlightSafety International, which already offers the certified SD aeroIT course, developed for IT, management and aviation networking
professionals. The accredited course, available through FlightSafety International since the start of 2017, has qualified approximately 50 professionals. Throughout 2018, both the aeroIT and
aeroCNCT professional development courses will become available at more FlightSafety Learning Centers.
In addition, the SD Cabin Communications course, a basic familiarization program that has been delivered at FlightSafety’s Savannah Learning Center for more than five years, will now be
available at the organization’s Dallas and Farnborough facilities by the end of the year.
“Connectivity is an essential part of any flight as principals and customers always expect systems to work. aeroCNCT was designed to demystify the network and give cabin crew the
skills, vocabulary and confidence to support passengers and principals while flying. The certified course adds value to any crew member’s résumé, and hence the industry, so we are delighted
that it will now be available to an expanded audience via FlightSafety International,” says Mark Mata, director of training, SD.
“Further expanding the Satcom Direct Cabin Communications training we offer demonstrates FlightSafety’s commitment to work directly with industry experts to ensure the best possible
training for our Customers who use these systems,” said Steve Gross, Senior Vice President, Commercial.
Candidates attending FlightSafety International can use the organization’s event-based credit system to access the course. Those who successfully complete the aeroCNCT exam, developed
with CompTIA to maintain industry standards, will achieve a professional credential. The proctored exam can now be completed at select FlightSafety facilities as well as PearsonVUE
testing centers worldwide, or at SD headquarters in Melbourne, Florida. The aeroCNCT certification is valid for three years, and can be renewed via online or classroom training, similar
to other cabin crew certifications from SD and it’s training partners.
About Satcom Direct: Satcom Direct (SD) provides global connectivity solutions for business and general aviation, military, government, and heads of state aircraft, as well as operations in
areas with connectivity limitations such as remote locations, large scale events, and disaster recovery. SD is a technology innovator. Since 1997, its teams have worked to advance the
technology of connectivity, making SD the first in the marketplace to deliver numerous advancements and capabilities. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner
(including Jet ConneX), Iridium Service Partner, ViaSat preferred reseller, and the Exclusive Service Provider for SmartSky Networks.
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 www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.
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