FlightStream SA. Satcom system compression and control

Flightstream™ SA - Aircraft Satcom Security & Administration

Global firewall, traffic control, compression, filtering and management.

Flightstream™ SA offers a full set of SatCom web filtering, compression, management and consumption tracking features along with a host of cyber security and network security features with the flexibility to satisfy the business jet market and powerful enough for special mission operators.

Flightstream™ SA Features

Flightstream™ SA Features Note
Web Filtering Block audio, video, animated media, flash, remove advertisements, block URL's, block file type, limit file size, block categories. NEW in March 2018 - block or whitelist encrypted HTTPS web pages.
Compression Text and picture compression - adjustable, display light webpages. Whitelisting available -predefined list to allow flight planning and weather apps.
On Board Usage Monitoring Passengers or flight crew can monitor live data usage & their cost through a pop-up window without the need to download special apps. Cost indicator pricing is set by the aircraft operator.
Email Notifications Receive email notifications when data usage thresholds are reached. Automatically get notified of excessive data consumption to avoid surprises at the end of the month. Automatic suspension is available.
Cost Recovery Billback data usage to your charter customers using our quick and easy data monitoring service.
Wi-Fi Calling Use your own smart phone and your existing phone number. Our Flightstream™ SA will allow Wi-Fi calling to pass un-interrupted. Regular data usage charges apply.
Cyber Security We offer multi-layered cyber security solutions using our globally deployed custom IP-PoP's with firewall's, content filtering, e-mail scanning, VPN, Leased Line and our hybrid satellite / terrestrial connectivity.
Firewall Globally deployed network security for your aircraft. High level features for IT professionals. Predefined settings or custom settings.
Network Traffic Control Special Mission operators have a need for advanced control of traffic coming into and out of their SatCom system in their airborne assets. Our Network traffic control allows filters and rules to be applied along with prioritization for critical data feeds.

Our custom network is Global.

Flightstream™ SA is deployed globally - an important feature for aircraft operating around the world. Being deployed globally is important for efficient data handling to reduce time, distance travelled and to reduce latency and hops. Milliseconds add up for each data packet sent and received, a shorter distance means less hops and faster data. Our backbone and its efficiency matter to the passengers on your aircraft.

Cyber Security

AirSatOne has been providing cyber security to our customers since we launched our business in 2011. While other SatCom providers think this is a new concept, we have always had our customers protected and our cyber security has matured over time. With the launch of Flightstream SA 3.0 in March 2018, we are the first aviation Satcom provider to offer HTTPS filtering. Cyber security is a reality with AirSatOne, not an advertising gimmick - not only do we have our business aviation customers protected; when highly critical special mission operators research our solutions, we are the clear choice over the competition.

Web filtering, compression, consumption tracking and usage management.

To reduce data usage and free up bandwidth, aircraft operators can choose different levels of compression, block high content web sites, limit downloaded file sizes, block automatic updates, receive consumption threshold emails and set up automatic suspension in case of runaway data usage. Changes can be made through our customer portal at any time to a single aircraft, the entire fleet or a group of aircraft in the fleet - anywhere in the world. Flightstream™ SA does not require hardware or software to be installed on the aircraft or personal devices and allows flight departments to keep their highly mobile networks under control.

Billback system to recover the cost of SatCom.

Charter operators can bill back data usage using our online portal where the aircraft operator can view individual trips, aircraft or fleet data consumption. Our Data Manage Live application can provide passengers with a pop-up display on their personal devices showing real-time data usage and cost to avoid billing surprises. Read our article "Who Pays the Bill for Constant Connectivity".

Network Traffic Control for Special Mission Operators.

Our traffic control features enables filters and rules, including prioritization, for traffic crossing our network and acts on both incoming and outgoing traffic. Predefined filters are available which have a preconfigured set of rules containing combinations of the most common IP protocols and services used for satellite communications. Customization of filters is also available for traffic control and includes all necessary flexibility. Protocols are available for the creation of traffic profiles based on network layer 3 protocols (ICMP), layer 4 protocols (UDP, TCP), or tunneling protocols (ESP, AH, GRE). Traffic prioritization is available to make sure high priority data reaches the Satcom terminal even in situations where 100% of the allocated downstream network bandwidth is being used. Flightstream SA prioritization allows the users to define how the received traffic will be treated and allows the user to qualify the priority class of a given traffic profile and assign a bandwidth percentage to each priority class.


This feature enables the setting up of network controlled filters and rules for traffic crossing the Global Backbone. It acts on both incoming (land to aircraft) and outgoing traffic (aircraft to land).

Web Compression

This feature reduces the download data volume when visiting websites on the Internet through a satellite broadband terminal without affecting the user experience or layout of the visited pages. It compresses pictures, blocks heavy media content and removes automatic adverts and can retrieve this content on demand if necessary. The current 'Web Compression' feature provides the capabilities listed below. Each of these features can be easily enabled / disabled through the Flightstream™ SA application on customer's dashboard.

Web Compression Capabilities
HTTP 1.1 compression
Picture Quality Compression Levels
Enable/Disable (Lowest, Low, Medium, High, Highest)
On Demand Original Picture Download
Animated Media Blocking
On Demand Original Animated Media Download
Media Content Blocking
Multimedia Content Type
Each supported multimedia type
On demand Original Media Content Download
Advertisement Removal

Web Filtering

This feature filters the access to websites through a satellite broadband terminal. When blocking access to websites, the solution replaces the content of the web pages by a very low volume warning page.

Web Filtering Configurations
Website Black-Listing
Website Black-List
List of personalized URLs/domains to be blocked
Category-Based Filtering
Category-Based Filters
Each predefined category (defined via MMI) to be selectable
Phrase-Based Filtering
Phrase-Based Filter
List of personalized phrases/words to be blocked
File Type Blocking
List of personalized file types to be blocked
File Size Blocking
Maximum file size the can be downloaded from a web page
Web Site Filtering Exceptions
Web Site White-List
List of personalized URLs/domains that will not be blocked

Global Infrastructure / Backbone:

Five teleport facilities located around the world enable us to provide global coverage for basic connectivity services. The teleports provide the link between the satellite constellation and terrestrial networks for reliable end-to-end connectivity at the highest service levels. Six IP PoP interconnects located around the world provide local access points to our portfolio of global broadband services and IP & Networking solutions.

Global Infrastructure Teleports are located in:
  • Aussaguel (France)
  • Eik (Norway)
  • Santa Paula, California (United States)
  • Southbury, Connecticut (United States)
  • Yamaguchi (Japan): 3rd party facility through Vizada partner KDDI
IP PoP interconnects are located in:
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Aussaguel (France)
  • Hong Kong (China)
  • London (United Kingdom)
  • New York City (United States)
  • Oslo (Norway)

*The Web Compression and Web Filtering solutions are currently not available using the Vizada Asia APN (via Hong-Kong point of presence).

Flightstream SA

Flightstream™ SA is available to all AirSatOne customers with an Inmarsat internet connection. It requires no hardware and no software to be loaded on your laptop.

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