SD Completes TrueNorth Avionics Purchase

Satcom Direct (SD) has completed its acquisition of TrueNorth Avionics, a manufacturer of cabin communications solutions. With the acquisition of TrueNorth complete, SD will significantly expand its ability to provide advanced communications systems for VIP and VVIP aircraft.

Canada-based TrueNorth Avionics designs, develops and manufactures satellite communications solutions for aircraft operators and avionics OEMs. TrueNorth will become a business unit within the SD family of companies focused on advanced avionics development.


“The pairing of SD and TrueNorth enables us to deliver the complete connected aircraft; cockpit to cabin,” said Jim Jensen, founder and CEO of SD.


The acquisition of TrueNorth broadens SD’s avionics product portfolio and accelerates SD’s efforts to bring integrated communications solutions to customers. The Satcom Direct Router (SDR) and SD Pro flight operations platform combined with TrueNorth’s avionics will give aircraft operators the ability to manage their aircraft communications systems, while giving passengers a user experience which exceeds their expectations.

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