Technology has contributed greatly to the safety and efficiency of the National Airspace System (NAS). It has also resulted in highly integrated and increasingly interdependent connection of computers and networks supporting the aviation community. Recent events, including Russia – Ukraine, Log4j, JetBrains and SolarWinds have proven threat actor capabilities to develop and use more sophisticated and malicious cyber-attacks against our mission critical systems and services. As the FAA migrates to adopt a Zero Trust strategy, it is ever more important that the we build and maintain relationships within industry and the Government to share intelligence for mutual defense and protection of the Aviation Ecosystem.
The COVID pandemic has changed the world, nowhere more so than in the world of aviation where the whole airline experience is changing. From new apps, to greater demands for a better ‘Connected’ experience, the bar has been raised for airlines. But, after a period of financial constraints, how can these expensive investments be justified. In this state-of-the-union panel, we talk about investing in capability and what next.
The FCC is auctioning more bandwidth for 5G services. Most agree this is a good thing, as there is a huge demand for faster, more efficient data services. However, there is evidence that there could be interference issues potentially caused by 5G C-band services on the radio altimeter systems that some airliners, business jets and general aviation aircraft rely on. In this interactive session, we hear from experts on both sides of this issue working toward a long-term resolution that will allow 5G C-band wireless services and flight operations to safely co-exist.
Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) is an international standard of a wireless broadband system that supports the increasing need for data communications and information sharing on the airport surface. It has the potential to increase security and operational efficiency. It is taking too long to implement. Why? Discover the answer to that question and more during this interactive presentation.
The Satellite industry playing a pivotal role in keeping passengers entertained.
1. Have we unlocked additional value from seatback screens by going Satellite?
2. What’s the role of the Antenna? Faster, more seamless, and lower latency antenna tech helping this narrative?
3. Is it really all about the Satellites? What can be leveraged from legacy tech?
A new collaboration between GE Aviation, SmartSky Networks, and Mosaic ATM was announced that will connect airborne and cloud-based flight management systems (FMS) for airspace management optimization in addition to enabling low altitude air traffic management (ATM) for advanced air mobility (AAM) aircraft. Experts from all three companies join this interactive panel discussion to explain how this concept could work with real world examples.
Intelsat provides an in-depth look at how electronically steerable antennas (ESA) can be developed for aircraft-specific mission profiles.
Passengers want more and more bandwidth. They, more than than ever, expect an ‘at home experience on an aircraft. But, what are airlines ‘next gen’ strategies here. Are they providing just a pipe or are they looking to do something more? Here we talk about how this might develop in the 2020s, and how airlines will evolve their strategies here.
Brad Grady, President and COO of Northern Sky Research (NSR), will provide his “State of the Industry” update on everything you need to know that’s happening right now regarding in-flight connectivity (IFC). How did the COVID-19 pandemic change IFC business models for airlines? Can the introduction of LEO satellites provide a paradigm shift for the connected aircraft? Grady will look to answer these questions and more in this interactive session.
5G is helping transform the aviation industry to meet the needs of passengers and employees. Connected technology is helping airports and airlines stay on schedule, ease passenger check-in, reduce lost baggage, increase security, and even conduct virtual engine inspections. 5G connectivity means passengers can get entertainment without waiting and make the most of their down time. 5G means gate agents can go straight to the passenger, wherever they are in the airport, with a mobile device to assist in customer service needs. Pilots benefit too with access to flight data and aircraft load information delivered directly to pilots on 5G-enabled devices. Ground crews can also get access to plane and flight data to help turn planes quicker. From ground to air, connectivity across the entire journey matters. 5G’s higher speed, lower latency, and increased capacity are enabling the future of aviation.
New generation aircraft have the ability to generate ACARS data at a significantly higher rates than their predecessors can. In this session, experts will discuss the current status of ACARS over IP adoption, the operational benefits it can provide operators and answer audience questions about enabling ACARS over IP.
In-flight Connectivity (IFC) represents four great challenges:
1. To install, operate, and evolve the IFC system rapidly, flexibly, and at lowest cost.
2. To consistently satisfy or exceed passenger expectations.
3. To securely engage the majority of passengers in a personalized manner.
4. To expand revenue opportunities beyond internet access.
The Seamless Air Alliance has developed solutions that address each of the challenges. A panel of Seamless Alliance members will discuss Interoperability plus OpenIFC, the IFC Toolkit, Seamless Roaming, and the Anonymous Profile with Traveling Personalities.
Demand for in-flight connectivity (IFC) by business jet operators remained high throughout the COVID pandemic and may even have increased; influenced by the shift to remote working through high-speed video conferencing and file-sharing networks on the ground. What’re some of the new cabin and cockpit applications being enabled for business jet operations? Where is the use of connectivity for business aviation trending toward within the next 2-3 years? A panel of business aviation experts will attempt to answer these questions and more.
A new generation of SATCOM terminals that will leverage the new ARINC 781 definition and utilize Inmarsat’s SwiftBroadband Safety are now entering service. This next generation of SATCOM for the flight deck will be smaller, lighter and more capable than ever. Cobham led the way in gaining approval of SB-S for safety service use and their AVIATOR S SATCOM product family is now available as forward fit on Boeing and Airbus aircrafts. Cobham has also launched a campaign for retrofit STC’s to address the needed replacement of Legacy Aero H terminals. Boeing recently highlighted AVIATOR 200S on the B737 MAX EcoDemonstrator and Airbus is introducing AVIATOR S, known as LCS, to airlines with orderbooks for A320 Neos. Cobham will discuss the development of their new product family, the benefits of these new systems and what is in store for airlines that will adopt both the new terminals and SwiftBroadband Safety services.
There is a LEO revolution taking place in the satellite sector. The likes of OneWeb, Telesat and Starlink have ambitious plans to launch major constellations. Even Inmarsat will launch a small LEO constellation Others may well fellow. The big question is should airlines consider a move to LEO, or stick with current options in the market? We talk about the pros and cons of moving towards a LEO constellation and whether airlines should stick or twist here.
When the FAA introduced the Operational Authorization of an Aircraft Network Security Program (ANSP) in 2015, aircraft were already pretty advanced. Fast forward to today, and building a program that conforms with AC-119-1 guidance is even tougher. Why? Because the number of e-enabled aircraft in your fleet keeps growing, and so does the degree to which their onboard computer networks use IP-based connections and systems to transmit and receive flight-critical, operational, and maintenance data. Join us for a discussion about the challenges facing operators of e-Enabled aircraft in building their ANSP, and offer some best practices for both compliance, continuous monitoring, and threat detection.
Delivering an IFC experience that consistently meets or exceeds passenger expectations is challenging. Although helpful, Net Promoter Scores and SLA data cannot capture passengers’ actual experiences. This session will discuss how to measure and score the in-seat connectivity experience—and use that information to understand, manage, and optimize IFC services.
The rapid adoption of digital technologies to accommodate new pandemic-related security practices and aid in the recovery of the air transport sector, is giving way to an emerging extension of a globally distributed attack surface. Join IBM X-Force for observations from the threat activity frontlines, and a view of the threat horizon for the aviation ecosystem.
We have invited suppliers of some of the most innovative technologies being developed right now that have the potential to disrupt many different aspects of the global aviation industry. Technologies that speakers are invited to submit presentations around include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
3 Cloud Native Computing
4. Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)