Thuraya Aero

Led by SMP Aviation, a reputed industry player, Thuraya Aero is powered by a partnership between Thuraya Telecommunications Company and the Aero Group.

Accounting for more than 30 years of combined experience in developing and implementing solutions for the aviation sector; the Aero Group is a consortium of global technology and service innovators consisting of Cobham, SCOTTY Group and SRT Wireless.

Thuraya Aero enables in-flight connections for internet access, voice calls, text messaging, high-speed data applications such as video and audio conferencing, large file transfer (e.g. surveillance videos), Voice over IP,
besides much more. Applications such as search and rescue, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), telemedicine, military operations, office-in-the-sky and border surveillance require real time airborne data.

Thuraya Aero provides an exciting and attractive alternative to support these high-end services. It is suitable for fixed wing and rotary wing aircrafts, as well as other air systems flying missions beyond line of sight.

Ideal for:

ISR, SAR, Disaster Relief & Beyond Line of Sight Operations
Thuraya’s L-band satellite technology is the best choice for airborne platforms flying at medium or low levels because transmission is unaffected by existing weather conditions.

Business aviation
Thuraya Aero provides affordable VIP/Executive in-flight connectivity. During flight, executives can talk on their own smartphone; send and receive text messages; access email and internet with any mobile device and hold video conferences.  

Key features:

Easy installation
Thuraya Aero offers a simple interface to onboard sensors and equipment. It can be easily installed on any plane. Using the Cobham High Gain Antenna, Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) may only require a delta certification if a swift broadband system STC has been obtained. The whole system has only three compact LRU’s making installation simple.    

Solid & dependable
The hard-ware and software components to communicate with the satellite systems of Thuraya are developed in partnership with well-known suppliers for aerospace solutions, namely Cobham, SCOTTY and SRT.  

High- speed streaming capabilities
Designed to operate at IP broadband speeds of up to 444kbps in single channel configuration with a dual channel system also available giving 700kbps. The Satellite Data Unit is configured for dual channel operation with upgrade via a software key. Thuraya Aero also comes with a built-in video transmission capability that offers real time video streaming using on board HD camera systems.       

Runs on a reliable network
Thuraya’s reliable and uninterrupted satellite network enables users to stay connected via satellite mode anywhere under its coverage area across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. 

10 Reasons to Take Off with Thuraya Aero


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