Cabin Chats 2020: Agenda, Speakers Announced for Sept. 22-24 Web Series

The Global Connected Aircraft Summit is bringing back its “Cabin Chats” web series for a second installment, Sept. 22-24, with speakers from EASA, FAA, Collins Aerospace, StandardAero, Intelsat, NSR and more analyzing how COVID-19 has impacted the connected aircraft ecosystem. (Airbus)

While the Global Connected Aircraft Summit has been postponed until June 2021, the event’s organizers are hosting the second installment of a unique platform for airlines, business jet operators, satellite players, as well as solutions providers to network and talk about the connected aircraft of the future, “Cabin Chats.”

Civil aviation regulatory officials from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will lead off the second part of the web series. During an hour-long interactive session, the officials will provide some brief updates on some of the latest connected and non-connected aircraft related regulations and policy updates in the U.S. and Europe.

Juan Anton, is one of the cybersecurity experts for EASA that will discuss policy updates and take live questions on Sept. 22, 2020.

Cyrille Rosay and Juan Anton, both senior cybersecurity experts for EASA, will address the status of two notice of proposed amendments that introduce potential regulatory policy changes for certifying connected aircraft systems onboard commercial airliners in Europe. Both of these amendments, covered in the April/May 2020 edition of Avionics, focus on special conditions and security risks.

Peter Skaves, Chief Scientific & Technical Advisor for Advanced Avionics for the FAA, will also be featured on the first day of Cabin Chats, discussing aircraft systems information security protection. Skaves, Anton and Rosay will also participate in a question and answer session with the live audience.

Peter Skaves
is the Chief Scientific & Technical Advisor for Advanced Avionics for the FAA.

Skaves has a 29-year career with the FAA, he has supported various airplane programs, including Future Air Navigation Systems (FANS), Required Navigation Performance (RNP), Flight Management Computer Systems (FMCS), Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA), Automatic Fight Guidance and Control Systems (AFGCS), Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) and Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast (ADS-B).




On the second day of Cabin Chats, Mark Holmes, editorial director for Via Satellite, will lead a panel discussion focusing on how connectivity can help address passenger health and safety concerns amid COVID-19 during an interactive roundtable discussion.

Mike McConnell, who represents L2 Aviation’s HALO cabin air monitoring system will be featured on the panel along with leadership from GE Aviation and Collins Aerospace.

L2 showed what a sample configuration for four HALO sensors installed within an aircraft could look like. Photo: L2 Aviation

Brad Grady, principal analyst at Northern Sky Research (NSR) will be joined by his colleague Vivek Suresh Prasad, consultant and analyst, Space at Northern Sky Research to give one of the annual favorite sessions from the live Global Connected Aircraft Summit (GCAS), demystifying bandwidth, capacity and business model trends from the myriad of new satellite connectivity next generation networks under development.

Registration is open and free here. All sessions will be archived on-demand, check out the full Cabin Chats agenda here.

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