Intelsat, the world’s first satcom provider, launched its first “Early Bird” satellite in 1965 to provide video connections for many Gemini and Apollo space missions. In fact, when Neil Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind,”his words were beamed to Earth via an Intelsat satellite.
“Today, we serve all the major users—airlines, maritime, the U.S. Department of Defense,” states Matthew Halsey, Senior Advisor, Business Aviation Product Management, for Intelsat. “With our new FlexExec service, we are entering the business aviation market. FlexExec has been developed in partnership with Satcom Direct to provide global connectivity combined with various plans to better meet each operator’s needs.”
While FlexExec offers many benefits, Halsey says, the ones that customers like most are its variety of service plans, including hourly-billing, pay-as-you-go, and unlimited-use plans.
“By far, the most popular is the power-by-the-hour plan,” he adds. “If you don’t fly the airplane, you don’t pay to use the network. No one else is offering that cost-saving option today, and customers really like it.”
Another feature Intelsat FlexExec customers like is that no matter how much data they use, every connection enjoys extremely high network speeds, combined with Department of Defense-level cybersecurity.
“With the compact Satcom Direct Plane Simple antenna, we deliver the most modern solution, designed specifically for business aviation,” Halsey concludes. “We also offer multiple service options to meet each customer’s needs. There’s nothing else like it.”