“When you get into the larger aircraft it becomes like a hotel, with dozens of staff supporting the plane based in a galley area down below. You have very comprehensive cooking facilities, and on larger aircraft we have looked at theatres, with spiral staircases and a Steinway grand piano. The limitations for what you can put inside a plane are pretty much the limits of physics, and even money cannot always overcome that. Even so, people are still always trying to push [the limits]. ”
Satcom Direct Offers New Service
Satcom Direct (
www.satcomdirect.com), a provider of satellite voice, fax and Internet data services, has introduced a plan called Satcom On Site (SOS). SOS includes the company's Global One Number phone service, 24/7 technical support, the most recent satcom system configurations, access to the company's Plane Simple account-management program, ATS position reporting and full activation and system setup.
A premier-level plan covers the same benefits, plus technical and IT support and customized training at the customer's facility. System installation authorization includes Swift64, Swiftbroadband and router configuration, as well as operational checkout and setup.