Tag: GCA Summit

L-R: Meherwan Polad, Senior Director of Business Development, Commercial Mobile Systems, ViaSat; Jon Merritt, director of flight operations, CNS programs and cockpit technology,  United Airlines; Jon Norris, Sr. Director, corporate sales & marketing, Panasonic Avionics; Mark Rich, VP, Connected Fleet, Airbus; David Bijur, Regional President, North America, Gogo. Photo: Vince Lim.

In-Flight Connectivity: From a Luxury to a Staple

According to speakers at last week’s Global Connected Aircraft Summit in Washington, D.C., the airline industry has reached an inflection point in which connectivity is becoming a commodity, rather than just a luxury. During a conversation on the next generation of In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) services, panelists agreed that customer expectations have surpassed what many airlines […]

By | June 15, 2017

L-R: Seth Kaplan, managing partner, Airline Weekly; Rodrigo Navarro, director of data platform engineering, Global Eagle; Rahul Ghai, managing director, flight operations & inflight technology, United Airlines;

Better Data Science Key to Unlocking New Applications in Aerospace

In order to fully exploit the potential of Big Data applications, aerospace companies must be willing to combine the expertise of their maintenance engineers with insights from data scientists and more advanced machine learning techniques, according to speakers at the Global Connected Aircraft Summit in Washington, D.C. last week. During the “Managing Aircraft Big Data” […]

By | June 13, 2017

David Hansell, Global Aviation Lead, Facebook. Photo: Vince Lim.

Facebook Talks Plans to Connect the Other 4 Billion

Facebook wants to use solar powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to connect up to 66 percent of the planet, considered remote areas, with outdated or no internet service at all. On June 7 at the fourth-annual Global Connected Aircraft Summit, David Hansell, who serves as the leader of Facebook’s global aviation policy, gave an audience […]

By | June 12, 2017

Panelists during the Business of Connecting the Private Jet panel. Photo: Access Intelligence.

Customization Key for the Future of the Connected Private Jet

Supplying an appropriate amount of bandwidth to meet each customer’s individual needs is the most sensible way to implement new connectivity applications, panelists concluded during the first day of the Global Connected Aircraft Summit. During a conversation about the unique challenges of connecting business jets, the guest speakers emphasized customizing connectivity solutions on a case-by-case […]

By | June 8, 2017

Airplane takes off. Photo: pixabay.

NSR’s Brad Grady on the New Era of Connected Aviation

As a satellite mobility analyst, Northern Sky Research’s (NSR) Brad Grady has kept a close eye on how connectivity in the aeronautical industry continues to evolve. Grady will be speaking during the “IOT and Aviation: The Next Steps” track at this week’s Global Connected Aircraft Summit on Thursday, June 8. Ahead of his presentation, Via […]

By | June 6, 2017

In-Flight Connectivity

The Connected Aircraft: Four Airlines, Four Views – From our archives

In this article from our archives we talked to Air France/KLM, Emirates, Lufthansa and JetBlue about their in-flight connectivity strategies. In anticipation to our Global Connected Aircraft Summit happening in Arlington, VA June 7-9, 2017, we bring you this story published in our September 2013 issue of Via Satellite.

By | June 1, 2017

Bethany Davis, Gulfstream's director of flight capabilities innovation/advanced flight deck. Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace.

Bethany Davis on Gulfstream’s BizJet Connectivity Needs

Although business jets and passenger planes don’t seem all that different on the surface, each vertical has its own distinct challenges and customer demands. As director of flight capabilities innovation/advanced flight deck at Gulfstream Aerospace, Bethany Davis often thinks about the best ways to implement new satellite-based bandwidth and capacity to serve the company’s high-profile […]

By | May 23, 2017

Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Photo: El Al Airlines.

El Al Exec Lays Out Ambitious Plans Ahead of GCA Summit

El Al Airlines is the national airline of Israel. It is also in the middle of an ambitious connectivity program based on the new Boeing Dreamliners entering its fleet. Via Satellite spoke to Yahudit Grisaro, vice president of customer service, about the airline’s connectivity plans. Grisaro will be speaking for the first time this year […]

By | May 15, 2017

Cpt. Mary McMillan, Inmarsat VP of safety and operational services. Photo: Inmarsat.

Inmarsat Exec on Streamlining Cockpit Operations with Satellite

As an experienced pilot herself, Capt. Mary McMillan has witnessed first-hand the birth, evolution and implementation of satellites in the aviation sector. Now, as Inmarsat’s vice president of safety and operational services, she’s uncovering new ways to use that technology to streamline operations in the cockpit. Via Satellite caught up with McMillan to explore some […]

By | May 9, 2017

Innovative Solid State Amplifier Technology in the 21st century

From the early 1980s until just a few years ago, Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) field effect transistors (FETs) were the mainstay of the Solid State High Power Amplifiers (HPA) industry for Radio Frequency (RF) transmission.

By CPI | May 08, 2017

Southwest Airlines passenger plane. Photo: Shutterstock.

Tara Bamburg on Southwest Airline’s Approach to IFC

Tara Bamburg, associate manager of WiFi and in-flight entertainment at Southwest Airlines, spends a lot of time coming up with new, creative ways to implement connectivity in skies. At the upcoming Global Connected Aircraft (GCA) Summit, Bamburg will share some of the insight she’s picked up as Southwest Airlines has looked to satellite to broaden its […]

By | May 2, 2017

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