Melbourne Airport Tenant Achieves Coveted Certification
Satcom Direct, Inc.’s flight operations now among the safest
MELBOURNE, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2012) — Satcom Direct, Inc., a Satellite Beach-based satellite communications company with flight operations at Melbourne International Airport, placed its flight operations department among the safest in the world recently by earning the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) certification.
Satcom Direct spent more than a year reviewing and upgrading its flight systems, programs and procedures to pass the IS-BAO audit, said Rob Waldron, Satcom Direct flight operations director.
The IS-BAO standards were developed by the International Business Aviation Council, a non-profit organization representing the interests of business aviation globally.
“We are pleased that Satcom Direct has achieved this impressive standard,” said Richard Ennis, airport executive director. “It is a testament to the company’s commitment to safety and excellence.”
Satcom Direct provides global satellite communications to business aviation, military aviation, general aviation, land mobile and maritime customers. The company currently has satellite offices in Washington, D.C., Seattle and Savannah, Ga. It expects to open an office in the United Kingdom this spring.
About Melbourne International Airport
Melbourne International Airport serves east Central Florida, including Brevard and Indian River counties, and is responsible for generating more than $1 billion per year in economic activity. It is among the nation’s fastest-growing aviation manufacturing and maintenance hubs, and is the closest international airport to Port Canaveral, one of the world’s busiest cruise ports. Led by Executive Director Richard A. Ennis and Melbourne Airport Authority Board Chairman Harry Goode, the airport operates three runways, a 200,000-square-foot terminal and offers multiple FBOs. Melbourne International Airport is home to more than 75 tenant businesses including Northrop Grumman, General Electric, Rockwell Collins, LiveTV, Embraer and Harris Corp. The airport currently serves Delta Air Lines and its affiliates, US Airways and Baer Air. For more information, visit www.mlbair.com.