SD Confirmed as Most Innovative Company at AsBAA Icons of Aviation Awards

Melbourne, FL / 5 November 2019 – Satcom Direct’s reputation as a pioneer in providing game changing business aviation solutions was confirmed by the Asian business aviation community during this year’s Icons of Aviation Awards 2019, held on Saturday 2 November. Up against an elite business aviation line-up, SD was named Most Innovative Company of the year at the prestigious, black-tie charity gala event, held in Hong Kong.

Hosted by the Asian Business Aviation Association, AsBAA, the awards recognize excellence in the business aviation sector and raise tens of thousands of dollars for AsBAA’s corporate social responsibility program which supports a variety of projects, including the Flying Eye Hospital run by non-profit organization ORBIS. This is the second time SD has won an IOA award, the first being given for Best Operational Support in the region.

All awards are voted for by members of the business aviation sector in the region with results verified by an independent third party. “As we embark on our next phase of innovation focusing on data management and optimizing the benefits of our open architecture infrastructure, we are thrilled that our peers recognize our commitment and dedication,” said Michael Skou Christensen, SD vice president international. “We were competing with leading international brand names so are even more proud to know that our customers and associates value us enough to position us as the leader in innovation. Without them we don’t have a business so it’s great to know that they appreciate what we are striving to achieve. We thank them for their support, AsBAA for such a great event, and send congratulations to all the other IOA winners.”

SD has built its reputation on being first to market with market leading products and services. It was the first company to support direct dialing to an individual aircraft in flight with the introduction of Global One Number; the first to offer a certified Aviation IT program, aeroIT which is recognized worldwide; the first to offer free cybersecurity assessment and threat monitoring; and most recently the first to support an automated flight log solution, SD PostFlight®.

Photo Caption: The SD Hong Kong based team celebrate winning Most Innovative Company award at the AsBAA Icons of Aviation 2019 gala dinner. High res available on request.

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. SD’s industry-leading connectivity solutions are complemented by their divisional capabilities, including SD Avionics cabin router systems and SD flight operations software. The company’s next generation of services help to synchronize the aircraft with the flight department and connect the entire flight operation. SD’s technologies provide an integrated connectivity platform like nothing else in the industry.

A premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium service partner, and Viasat preferred reseller, SD is also the Master Distributor of FlexExec 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, and Brazil. For more information regarding SD, visit, e-mail [email protected], or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.