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 […]
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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” […]
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solar powered Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to connect up to 66 percent of the planet, considered remote areas, with outdated or no internet service at all.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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]