TrueNorth, an SD Company

Mark van Berkel
General Manager
Tel: (613) 224-3301
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1682 Woodward Drive
Ottawa, ON, K2C 3R8

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Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, at TrueNorth, an SD company, we design and build the technology that powers the connected aircraft. Our solutions deliver comprehensive connectivity capabilities to the cabin and the flight deck, including high fidelity voice calls, VoIP, video conferencing, GSM text and talk, data, Fax, Wi-Fi, internet and E-mail.

More Fortune 100 business jet operators trust our inflight communications systems than any other, and leading avionics manufacturers like Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and BendixKing, rely on our expertise to enable their own connectivity systems. We manufacture SD Satcom Direct’s SDR, aviation’s most popular airborne router.

At TrueNorth, we are focused on the user experience, we redefine what it means to innovate, finding new ways to accomplish what others have not. Our systems are designed specifically to interact with mobile devices, giving passengers and crew the power to stay connected to what matters wherever they fly. Optelity, our latest cabin communication system, is upgradable for the life of the aircraft, while our Stylus handset is as functional as it is stylish, and the aviation industry’s only bespoke phone system—customizable to fit every aircraft interior. TrueNorth’s Simphonē FANS-1/A Data Link Unit is the first FAA, CAN and EASA C159a TSO’d system for FANS over Iridium, with more time on type than competitive products.

Our solutions are certified on a wide range of aircraft types including Bombardier, Boeing, Gulfstream, Dassault, Sikorsky, and AgustaWestland (Leonardo). TrueNorth is an AS9100 Rev C certified aerospace supplier.

Proud members of the AIAC (the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada), we are also members of the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association); the CBAA (Canadian Business Aviation Association); the OAC (Ontario Aerospace Council), and the AEA (Aircraft Electronics Association).

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