True broadband for the aviation industry

This event took place on November 29th and 30th, 2021. Please subscribe below to watch all recordings.


Oliver Lackmann


Digital cabin strategy of world's largest leisure, travel, and tourism company

Hannes Müller

Managing Director Lufthansa Consulting

Rethinking customer experience: a view from Lufthansa and others

David Fox

VP Inflight & Connectivity Services

The value of mobile operators in the aircraft cabin

Thorsten Robrecht

Co-founder and CEO

Digital cabin strategy (panel with Oliver Lackmann)

Craig Foster

Managing Director

Market analysis: the future of IFEC-driven ancillary revenues

Thierry Carnes


The value of mobile operators in the aircraft cabin (panel with David Fox)

Jamie Palmer

Sales Director

Connecting an aircraft from nose to tail in 8 hours: experience sharing from Europe

Dirk Lindemeier

Co-founder and CCO

The airline business case for connectivity in the post-COVID world

Bernhard Friedrichs

Senior First Officer & Type Rating Instructor A380

Broadband connectivity for the cockpit - an airline pilot's perspective

Bas Scheffers

Co-founder and CEO

New use cases enabled by the connected Electronic Flight Bag

Peter Lewalter

VP Strategic Alliances

The complementarity of satellite and Air-to-Ground systems for ubiquitous broadband

Paul Rosewarn

Product Line Manager Air-to-Ground

Extending A2G connectivity to flight operations    

Jon Mosely

International Avionics Business Development Manager

Hardware and software solutions for the cabin

James Mace


Aerial broadband for helicopters

Christina Dinné

Head of Industry Analyst Relations



Presenting Companies

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.

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lufthansa Consulting is one of the leading management consultancies in the aviation industry. The independent subsidiary of the Lufthansa Group develops individual solution concepts for its international client groups, including airlines, airports, public authorities, institutes and related industries. Specific project teams advise clients professionally, comprehensively and successfully. Many years of expertise in aviation, combined with profound methodological competence and a multinational team of consultants, guarantee clients tailor-made and implementable solutions.

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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.

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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.

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Founded in 2010, OzRunways EFB has established itself as the market leading Electronic Flight Bag in the region, with over 25,000 pilots relying on the product for they planning, briefing and navigation needs, and supporting many charter, airline, EMS and military operators.

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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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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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TUI fly is a wholly owned subsidiary of the TUI Group, the world's leading tourism group based in Hanover and Berlin. In addition to TUI fly in Germany, the TUI Group operates four other airlines in Europe with a total of 140 aircraft. TUI fly carries 7.9 million passengers a year and flies for TUI and other tour operators to the popular destinations around the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Madeira and Egypt. The TUI fly fleet consists of modern Boeing 737 aircraft, around 2,000 employees ensure reliable, safe und punctual operations. The sustainability strategy also remains on track for success: The independent non-profit organisation atmosfair has repeatedly named TUI fly Germany’s most carbon-efficient airline in recent years - in international competition, the airline ranks among the top 5.

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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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