True broadband for the aviation industry

Produced at Aircraft Interiors EXPO 2023, June 6-8, in Hamburg

AIX Hamburg


Shashank Nigam


How broadband connectivity supports airline sustainability

Daniel Welch

Valour Consultancy

New metrics for inflight connectivity in the broadband age

Muhannad Makki


Bringing broadband inflight connectivity to the Middle East

David Fox

Deutsche Telekom

Seamless inflight Internet for mobile subscribers

Sebastien Weber

Safran Passenger Innovations

The evolution from inflight entertainment to inflight engagement

Keith Rennles


The A2G terminal and its installation.

Patrick Gindre


The A2G terminal and its installation.

Alois Sanktjohanser


Broadband for business jets

Dirk Lindemeier


Telco economics in the sky

François Le Marechal

Airbus UAM GmbH

Advanced Air Mobility and its need for broadband connectivity

Klaus Werner Rueger

Airbus UAM GmbH

Advanced Air Mobility and its need for broadband connectivity


Presenting Companies

Airbus Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) is building digital air traffic management solutions for the next age of aviation. Airbus UTM teams design, develop and build the enabling infrastructure necessary to allow existing aircraft to continue operating in lower airspace and future vehicles, including delivery drones and air taxis, to safely enter and share our future skies.

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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.

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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.

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Safran Passenger Innovations or SPi based in Brea, CA and Wessling, Germany is the home of RAVE which is a Reliable, Affordable, Very Easy In Flight Entertainment (IFE) system designed to allow passengers to bring the comforts of home into the sky. From ultra-sleek and lightweight 4K displays to Bluetooth audio for the entire cabin and cutting-edge connectivity, RAVE is a leader in innovation as we keep passengers entertained and connected. SPi is part of the Safran Group, the world's second largest aircraft equipment manufacturer. Beside IFE and Connectivity Safran supplies airframers with key systems including landing gear, wheels and brakes, wiring and engines. Safran has worldwide 76000 employees at 350 locations in 31 countries.

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Shashank Nigam is on a mission to build trust in travel. He’s the #1 Amazon bestselling author of SOAR and earned his wings consulting for over 100 airlines and airports over 15 years. He has jet-fuel SAF running through his veins and is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original speakers on the future of aviation, branding and sustainability innovations. He is the host of the top podcast on sustainable aviation, Sustainability In The Air and has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal. His pioneering book on sustainable aviation will be released at COP28 in 2023. He lives in London with his wife and two young daughters. He has an eye for good design, loves to cook and plays cricket whenever possible.

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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.

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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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Valour Consultancy is a UK-based provider of market intelligence services. Founded in 2012, the company has grown rapidly and is renowned for its comprehensive and high-quality research and consultancy services. Having firmly established itself in the aviation space, where many companies rely on its expert insight and analysis, Valour Consultancy has successfully expanded into a number of other markets including, maritime, industrial, drones, police and enterprise body-worn cameras, consumer electronics and more.

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