Exploring the Possibilities of In-Flight Connectivity
In-Flight Connectivity in aviation is advancing rapidly as the deployment of new networks enables faster speeds, both in the cabin and cockpit. One benefit of this enhanced connectivity in aviation is the ability to distribute data on and off the aircraft with little delay. Information is collected on the faults of the aircraft in near real time, so once the aircraft lands, a replacement part can become available immediately. Another benefit from faster connection speeds is the ability to provide pilots with updated information about weather conditions along their routes.
Advancements like this are why I’m excited to be a part of the SATELLITE 2018 conference. The Mobile Connectivity Forum will tackle satellite technology strategies for mobile customers and remote environments, including several sessions dedicated to aviation. And you can find me moderating “Solving the Mystery of Connectivity ‘Dead Zones’ in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans” on Wednesday, March 14. We’ll be discussing how the aviation industry is trying to eliminate gaps in surveillance and communications with new technologies.
Speakers from Gogo, AeroMexico, Global Eagle Entertainment, and more, will join Mary Kirby of Runway Girl Network to discuss “In-Flight Connectivity Focus: New Routes and Service Launches in 2018-2019” on Tuesday, March 13. Hear about their plans for IFC, what lessons they’ve learned in the first years of the market and what airlines need to do to make a success of IFC.
This is just a sneak peek of the content you’ll have access to at the SATELLITE 2018 Conference, taking place March 12-15 in Washington, D.C. I hope to see you there!