The words Iridium Certus is next to a conceptual connectivity graphic of the earth. Image: SKYTRAC

Press Release: Eclipse Global and SKYTRAC deliver Iridium solutions


Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueEclipse Global Connectivity (Eclipse) and SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC) are teaming up to deliver Iridium Certus and legacy Iridium hardware and services to defense and civilian aircraft operators.

The agreement, executed in late 2021, permits Eclipse to re-sell SKYTRAC hardware and airtime services. Eclipse Technics, the company’s Design and Production (DOA / POA) division, will certify the installation of the airborne connectivity solutions.

“Through this partnership, we are affirming our commitment to provide bespoke, cutting-edge connectivity solutions that will support aircraft operators in achieving their operational goals,” said Marc Pinault, CEO of Eclipse Global Connectivity. “We are proud to collaborate with SKYTRAC to help users leverage this new cost-effective solution.”

Iridium Certus is a new generation of global broadband satellite service, offering the fastest L-band speeds available with a wide range of service classes (from midband to broadband) to address various customer needs and budgets. Enabled by Iridium NEXT, a constellation of 66 Low Earth Orbit satellites, it ensures low-latency, reliable airborne connectivity even in severe weather conditions.

“Eclipse’s ability to design and certify airborne connectivity solution installations is an essential part of this great new collaboration, and we are enthusiastic about our partnership,” said Jan van der Heul, Vice President of SKYTRAC. “Thanks to our deep mutual understanding of the challenges defense and commercial aircraft operators face, we are strengthening our position in the Satellite Communications market.”

Iridium Certus uses cost-effective, non-intrusive, lightweight equipment optimized for aircraft and rotorcraft, manned or unmanned. 


About Eclipse Global Connectivity

Eclipse Global Connectivity is an airborne-connectivity system-integration expert. Decades of experience and a rigorous understanding of satellite communications (SATCOM) infrastructure and the aircraft ecosystem ensure the delivery of innovative communication solutions. Government, military, business and commercial aircraft operators rely on Eclipse and engineering division Eclipse Technics for solutions that help them accomplish operational and business goals. Operators trust the company for its full range of services, including engineering and system design, aircraft SATCOM hardware manufacturing, selection and provisioning, innovative software applications, satellite airtime, Supplemental Type Certificates and installation kits, and operational support. Established in 1996, with its headquarters in the Paris, France area, Eclipse offers flexible, bespoke solutions that meet requirements, are certified and maintain safety.

About SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. 

SKYTRAC is aviation’s full-service, data-driven solutions provider serving the fixed-wing, rotorcraft, and unmanned aviation markets. Since 1986, SKYTRAC has pioneered the development, evolution and commercialization of flight following, flight data and communications technology. Today, with systems certified on over 900 airframes and an online data management portal that is the go-to tool for over 7,500 global users, SKYTRAC is truly the partner of choice for data-guided business insights. From performance trending and operations reporting to real-time asset tracking and situational awareness – SKYTRAC offers a one-stop response to meeting more of your company’s needs.

Featured image credited to SKYTRAC