High-flying business communications

Whether on the ground or in the air, business never stops. With many organizations turning to business jets to save time and money on corporate travel, the demand for reliable in-flight voice and data connectivity is growing fast. Iridium is there to meet that demand, on a global scale.

Iridium and its partners provide business aviation solutions that are ideal for aircraft operators looking to keep crew and passengers connected — supporting email, fax, smartphone-enabled air-to-ground telephony, SMS, and data communications, everywhere on the planet.

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Exceptional value for aircraft of
any size, anywhere

A leader in aviation satellite communications, Iridium offers customers several key competitive advantages, including:

  • Highly-reliable global coverage, for cockpit and cabin services
  • Low, total lifecycle costs of long-range communications solution
  • Small form factor equipment, making it easy to install
  • Low-gain antenna options offering less drag on the aircraft
  • Smooth transition and forward compatibility to our next generation satellite constellation, providing connectivity for decades to come.



Meeting the needs of the global
business aviation community

From the cockpit to the cabin, Iridium provides low-cost and reliable communications products and services for the aviation community — enabling the safe, timely and efficient passage of aircrafts to their destinations.

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Keeping data flowing to and from

Iridium redefines operational control for business aircrafts by giving operators real-time access to global data, including:

  • An immediate picture of relevant operational parameters
  • Tracking, exception reporting, trending data, alerts and alarms
  • The latest weather charts and environmental information
  • Up-to-date information regarding route and air traffic


Your very own office in the sky

With Iridium, offsite never means offline. Business travelers can stay in touch with their Wi-Fi-enabled devices, manage work tasks and receive important updates, from wheels up to wheels down — regardless of their location or flight path.

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High-performance broadband in
the air — now and far into the future

The Thales LiveAero™ solution, enabled by Iridium OpenPort broadband service, gives business aircraft the power of reliable, low-latency, high-speed in-flight connectivity for tablets and laptops – everywhere. Passengers with Wi-Fi-enabled devices have access to broadband, with connectivity through all stages of the flight.

Iridium Certus℠ is a new multi-service communications platform will offer broadband service for operational and passenger communications with greater speeds, up to 1.4 megabits per second with a single user terminal.



Cost-effective Safety Services

At 35,000 feet in the air, safety is everything. A reliable, lower-cost alternative to traditional networks, Iridium is the only satellite communications provider capable of offering critical air-to-ground flight safety communications around the globe.

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A range of global flight safety solutions

Iridium commercial aviation solutions keep crew, craft and passengers secure with global flight safety services such as:

  • Air Traffic Service (ATS) Safety Voice
  • Future Air Navigation System (FANS) over Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS)
  • Aeronautical Operational Control/Airline Administrative Control (AOC/AAC) communications
  • Flight Following/tracking
  • Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) data streaming


The truly global advantage

Powered by a unique global constellation of 66 cross-linked Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) satellites, Iridium provides coverage over the Earth’s entire surface — including over oceanic and polar regions where no other communications are available.


Partner ecosystem

An engine for global innovation

Iridium is proud to support a strong partner ecosystem driven by value-added collaboration, powered by Iridium core technologies and focused on delivering global communications solutions that connect people and information in exciting new way.


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