COMSAT Takes Flight with FlexAir: Intelsat General's New Managed Service for Government Aviation

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world´s provider of satellite services and integrated communications, has announced that COMSAT, a operator of customized and secure end-to-end satellite communication services to the United States (US) government, will be the first solutions partner to market FlexAir to US government aviation users and coalition partners, the company said.

FlexAir will deliver high performing, resilient broadband service for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions as well as in-flight communications for government officials, troops and cargo aircraft.

COMSAT is adding FlexAir to its suite of airborne satellite communications services to continue to offer the Warfighter the best solution for their mission needs, where ever that may be worldwide. COMSAT will have immediate access to Intelsat´s global, flexible and proven Ku-band satellite fleet, including the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS).

FlexAir is unique as it is the first commercially available aeronautical service for 45cm-performance equivalent Ku-band antennas that is being provided to the government as a managed service with a predictable and affordable cost structure. FlexAir will enable government users to select among several service offerings, allowing them to choose the right plan based on their data rate and geographic needs without having to make an upfront commitment.

Intelsat General (IGC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat, operator of the world´s first Globalized Network. IGC provides its government and commercial customers with high-quality, cost-effective, communications solutions via Intelsat´s satellite backbone and terrestrial infrastructure.

Headquartered in Herndon, VA, is part of Satcom Direct (SD), the provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft.