SatAuth has been a passionate endeavour since the year 2000, whose objectives are committed to providing the most cost effective solution to real-time acquisition of debit and credit card transactions primarily in the aviation industry as well as areas that have unreliable or no telecommunications infrastructure.
The idea to create a communications solution in an environment that traditionally did not have a viable and/or cost effective linkage to the banks grew with the insurgence into the new millennium. By combining our established skills in IT communications and banking we were able to create a viable solution to meet this challenge. The risk to the business amounted to 3% to 4% per annum as an above the line loss, and did not include the cost recovery of bad debt.
Our target industry has always been a close-knit one, fraught with stringent certification and compliance requirements. Having overcome numerous of these hurdles, SatAuth is now on the threshold of becoming a key competitor in this field, based on our cost effective designs and business solutions with a key competitive feature being a quick installation solution.
SatAuth creates a communications bridge for the in-flight commercial aviation industry, and in doing so, turns a potential outright loss into a profitable sale – increasing the ability to sell high value items previously avoided.
Following the stringent testing and compliance processes, we now have a solution which complies with all the required aviation industry standards, although the time and associated financial investment carried by the team personally has placed a limit on available options to move the project onto the next exciting phase.
In order to benefit from the decade of investment, SatAuth needs to move to the next level.
The solution is in place. The majority of the documentation has been finalised, and we have now completed the aviation standard Supplement Technical Certificate (STC) for the A340-300 aircraft range from EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY (EASA), which allows us to install and use our equipment within the cabin of an aircraft.
Cranfield Aerospace Solutions Ltd, UK (CAeS) have a long track record of successfully modifying aircraft across both the military and civil markets supported by an extensive set of accreditations which includes EASA Approvals Part 21J (DOA) and Part 21G (POA), CAA BCAR A8-21, UK Military DAOS.
CAeS have had the pleasure of developing an excellent relationship with SatAuth over recent years to support the development of their market leading, aircraft tracking capability and in-flight point of sale solution for which CAeS has acted as design authority.
CAeS look forward to working with SatAuth as their global footprint develops to include an ever increasing set of aircraft types.
View our image gallery from the installation of the A340 here