Heralding the Gigabit age in aviation

Join the first Broadband Aviation Forum for a practical 360° view on how to leapfrog towards true broadband connectivity for the entire fleet, based on the disruptive approach of connecting to purpose-built cellular networks in the sky and leveraging proven technologies and business principles of the mobile communications industry. As an airline, mobile operator, or spectrum regulator, learn how to boost data speeds, transfer unlimited data amounts, and cut the cost of ownership all at the same time.




Situation update: the progress of airline recovery in Asia-Pacific


Panel discussion: what now? Options for Inflight Connectivity in the wake of COVID-19


The Telco approach to Inflight Connectivity (and how it was implemented in Europe)


The network on the ground that enables broadband connectivity in the sky


The freemium Wi-Fi model and its impact on passenger adoption

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Show me the numbers: the airline business case


A2G Global – Inflight Connectivity, seamlessly delivered from the ground up


Mission-critical communications for military, public safety, and commercial aircraft


Open platform hardware and software solutions for the cabin


Digital passenger engagement in a fully connected cabin – an airline’s view


Bespoke solution design, express airworthiness certification and overnight aircraft retrofit


Panel discussion: how to make it all happen

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Presenting companies

As an experienced internet provider, Deutsche Telekom enables superior Wi-Fi services along the entire customer journey. Our ISP in-flight solution provides outstanding opportunities for advanced connectivity: a harmonized customer experience across different connectivity providers, easy log via multiple access channels, multilingual customer service, and high number of Wi-Fi roaming agreements worldwide. It is compatible with all satellite-based internet services on the market, including our unique, integrated satellite and LTE-based European Aviation Network.

Display Interactive has been providing wireless IFEC services to major FSCs and LCCs around the world, thanks to its off-the-shelf, massively customizable UGO solution. UGO was initially designed as a best-in-class wireless entertainment platform operating app-free. Supporting airlines’ and passengers’ new expectations, it has now become an ancillary-focused platform leveraging connectivity to increase or create new revenue streams for operators. UGO has been deployed in both SatCom and ATG environments, on multiple technical architectures, and under different business models – with the only ambition of supporting airlines in an ever-changing environment.

Eclipse Global Connectivity is a Paris-based company dedicated to integrated aeronautical connectivity solutions since 1996. This includes the sale of Hardware, Airtime and Cockpit Datalink services combined with aircraft tailored applications, customized hardware & software solutions, and consulting services, delivering complete solutions for airlines, executive, government and military customers.

His subsidiary Eclipse Technics (formerly named EAD Aerospace) is a Toulouse-based company dedicated to Avionics, Cabin and Structures retrofit solutions since 1998. This includes Part 21 services for Engineering, Certification and parts Manufacturing, along with on-site support for prototype installations, so as to provide turn-key retrofit services to operators. Certification capabilities include EASA, FAA, and multiple other Authorities through bilateral Agreements.

Flightcell International is a leading international provider of aircraft communication systems. Flightcell’s systems use satellite and 4G networks to provide mission critical communications for military, public safety and commercial aircraft operators worldwide.

Flightradar24 tracks positions of aircraft in real-time and turn that data into engaging consumer and business applications. The data comes primarily from a proprietary, crowd-sourced network of 20,000+ so-called ADS-B receivers hosted by private individuals and companies all over the world and tracks 150,000+ flights per day. This network of ADS-B receivers is the largest in the world. In addition to ADS-B data, Flightradar24 is able to get positional data for non-ADS-B equipped aircraft through the use of Multilateration (MLAT). The ADS-B and MLAT data is merged with schedule and flight status data from airlines and airports to create a unique flight tracking experience. Each day Flightradar24 has over 2 million unique users and our app has been the #1 selling app overall in Apple’s App Store in over 130 countries. Most airlines and many other companies in the aviation industry (including Airbus, Boeing and Embraer) use our services. 

Kontron provides the industry’s most advanced, cost effective and certified IFE&C open platform solutions on the market. Kontron’s wireless connectivity products propel the future of the IoT “connected aircraft” to go beyond passenger entertainment to data driven solutions that create greater operational efficiencies and new revenue streams.

The Kontron Cab-n-Connect Cabin Wireless Access Point (CWAP) Family provides Best-in Class performance for next-generation HD video streaming for dense multiple client applications on aircraft.

The Kontron ACE Flight Server Family consists of complete highly integrated application-ready platforms that are specifically designed to meet advanced communication application requirements for Ethernet-based network installations for both linefit and retrofit programs.

AI Motus (Aeria) is a machine-learning technology company, enabling airlines to engage passengers with content offered through an entertainment portal system. With its specialised Ad-Network Exchange and Supply Side Platforms, Aeria services Travel Operator publisher portals by enabling online advertising to be distributed on aircraft, in offline and connectivity-ready portals.

AI fuses its technology into the content stream directly to passengers’ personal entertainment devices such as tablet computers and smartphones. Customers connect to the aircraft’s WiFi network and either use the airline’s app or a browser version to view and access content.

Nokia creates the technology to connect the world. Only Nokia offers a comprehensive portfolio of network equipment, software, services and licensing opportunities across the globe. Our enterprise customers have deployed over 1,300 industrial networks worldwide.

For the aviation industry, we take operations and business into the digital world with our complete business-critical and mission-critical aviation communications portfolio. Built for airports, ANSPs, MROs, and airlines, Nokia’s aviation solutions provide the pervasive connectivity and other technologies customers need to support safe, on-time and connected journeys. They put broadband and digital technologies to work to achieve any goal, whether it’s operational excellence at airports, improved safety and effectiveness of ANSP services, enhanced MRO operational efficiency, or superior in-flight broadband for airlines.

SkyFive was founded by Nokia Senior Executives in 2019 to create the Internet of the Skies. The company’s mission is to deliver true broadband services to airline passengers, enable the real-time transfer and analysis of vast amounts of aircraft data, and support low latency communications required for the mass proliferation of professional drones. SkyFive creates giant cells in the sky, with a solution that fully leverages the benefits of the 4G and 5G ecosystem. 

Thales is a global technology leader shaping the world of tomorrow today. The Group provides solutions, services and products to customers in the aeronautics, space, transport, digital identity and security, and defence markets. With 83,000 employees in 68 countries, Thales generated sales of €19 billion in 2019.

Thales is investing in particular in digital innovations — connectivity, Big Data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity — technologies that support businesses, organisations and governments in their decisive moments.

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