2018 Agenda

Exhibit Hall Hours

Monday, June 4th:  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, June 5th: 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM & 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Wednesday, June 6th: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM & 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

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Monday | June 4

  1. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Breakfast Workshop Hosted by NSR: Re-Discovering Satellite Capacity for IFC

    What airlines need to know and (re)-discover about satellite capacity is the central theme for this workshop. NSR brings an unbiased, informed and clear view of what satellite capacity can do and not do for in-flight connectivity requirements. After years of hearing that operators or service providers offer the “greatest” capacity, this workshop will help airlines unearth real capabilities that various bands, orbits, ground equipment, SLAs and other important characteristics can bring to make an educated choice to enhance their passengers’ experience.

  2. 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

    Opening Keynote

  3. 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

    Next Gen Passenger Experience - Going Beyond Basic Connectivity

    As most airlines are well on their way to connecting their entire fleets, the conversation is turning on how airlines can best use this connectivity. What partnerships can they form? What levels of engagement can they ultimately have with their passengers beyond providing just connectivity? This panel which will kick off GCAS will examine this question as we figure out what could constitute winning strategies for airlines here.

  4. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Networking Break

  5. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Solutions Providers Showcase: Adapting to Airlines Future Needs

    The demands on solutions and technology providers is growing as airlines seek to make the most of their connected fleet. In this panel, we talk to key players about how they are adapting their offerings to market and how they see the market developing. With key issues such as smaller antennas, and passengers wanting terrestrial like speeds, key providers talk about the challenges ahead as airlines demand more than just basic connectivity.

    • Richard Perrot Vice President Marketing and Product Policy / Thales Avionics /
    • Greg Montevideo Senior Director, Global Communications Group / Panasonic Avionics Corporation /
    • Roman Lopatko Sr. Director - Connected Aircraft / Honeywell /
    • Shane Engle VP & Global Head TTL, IoT WoRKs / HCL Technologies /
  6. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Keynote Lunch

  7. 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

    Business Jets and the Connected Equation

    The demand for business jets to be connected is growing. But, this is a very different segment to the market compared to the commercial airlines. It is moving beyond being just a necessity. But, what are the dynamics of this market and how are industry players evolving their offers to this highly demanding segment of the market. In this panel, we talk to key players about the bizjet market and look at where it goes next.

  8. 2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

    Satellite Capacity Workshop

    Airlines are still confused about satellite capacity and the difference between satellites that operate in Ka-band and Ku-band for example. With even more satellites being launched over the next few years, it is confusing for airlines looking for the best capacity solution. In this panel/workshop, we aim to demystify and educate about the differences in satellite capacity.

    • Peter Lemme Chairman Ka/Ku band Satellite Committe / SAE ARINC Industry Activities /
  9. 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Exhibit Hall Hours

  10. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

  11. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Airframer Perspective

  12. 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

    SmartSky Reception on Bayside Terrace

Tuesday | June 5

  1. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

    Opening Keynote

  3. 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Operations: EFB's and the Drive for Greater Efficiency

    In one of the most eagerly awaited panels of GCAS 2018, we talk to a number of airlines about the latest developments in apps, software and EFBs as they strive to use the ‘connection’ to improve all areas of efficiency. While a lot is talked about the passenger experience the boost in efficiency for airlines is significant and we look at how this is making a difference.

    • Scott Uhlir Head of Strategic Programs / Rockwell Collins /
    • Woodrow Bellamy III Editor-In-Chief / Avionics Magazine /
    • Marwan Al Taimeh EFB Admin & A350 Project Engineer, ACARS & Datalink Flight Ops Engineer, Technical Operations / Scandinavian Airlines /
    • Jim Baas Senior Manager, Flight Technical / FedEx Express /
  4. 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

    Exhibit Hall Hours

  5. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

  6. 11:00 AM – 11:20 AM

    Airline Case Study 1 - United Airlines

  7. 11:20 AM – 11:40 AM

    Airline Case Study 2 - Turkish Airlines

  8. 11:40 AM – 12:00 PM

    Airline Case Study 3 - Hong Kong Airlines

  9. 12:00 PM – 12:20 PM

    Airline Case Study 4 - Alaska Airlines

    • Bret Peyton Director of Fleet Technology / Alaska Airlines, Inc. /
  10. 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Keynote Lunch

  11. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Track 1: Operations

    As more aircraft become connected, airlines and business jet operators are seeing more benefits in helping them with operations. This track will look at how solutions providers are looking to cater different apps and opportunities for airlines to become more efficient in their operations.

  12. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Track 2: Technology/Hardware

    From antennas to the latest satellites, the connected aircraft eco-system is full of complex technology. But, where is the technology a few years into the market? This track looks at the latest in antennas and other key hardware and whether the technology and hardware is keeping pace with airlines’ hunger to provide connectivity based services.

  13. 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

    Track 3: Regulation

    There is no doubt as airlines fly across oceans and borders, and they are connected, this presents a number of regulatory challenges. Here, we have a series of presentations from legal experts as well as others to explain the regulatory hurdles that airlines must overcome to make sure their ‘connected’ plans are a success.

  14. 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM

    Exhibit Hall Hours

  15. 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM

    Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

  16. 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM

    Fishbowl Panel: Has the Connected Aircraft Market Lived Up to the Hype?

    In a fun panel to end Day Two, we have a panel of revolving panel members to discuss the big issues of the ‘Connected Aircraft’ and what the key market drivers will be over the next few years. We bring people on stage after every 10 minutes to answer key industry questions and talk of the future of IFC and key developments we will see in the industry over the next few years.

  17. 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

    Panasonic Reception

Data & Security Day – (Additional Fees Apply)

Wednesday | June 6

  1. 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM

    Networking Breakfast

  2. 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM


    • Jessica Ferguson Director of Information Security Architecture / Alaska Airlines, Inc. /
  3. 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Exhibit Hall Hours

  4. 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM

    Airline Predictive Maintenance Case Study

    An airline will give an actual real world case study looking at both the technological and cultural workplace shift that has to occur to go from a reactive to a predictive aircraft maintenance schedule through the use of data analytics.

  5. 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

    Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

  6. 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Blockchain Plenary: The New Infrastructure for Aircraft Data

    Blockchain is best defined as a data structure that has the ability to establish a digital archive or to record blocks of data or transactions that can be shared and easily accessed by users across networks. It has the potential to solve the existing divide between operators, MROs, parts suppliers and the access to critical fault codes on parts that can sometimes get lost between them. Several technology companies, airlines and MROs are already using Blockchain, and the goal of this panel is to use a plenary presentation style of providing analysis of what’s already achievable with Blockchain and the potential that exists in the future.

  7. 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Networking Lunch

  8. 1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Aviation Security 101

    Ever since a now well known hacker in aviation circles claimed to access safety critical flight controls through IFE in 2015, the commercial aviation industry has seen an influx of headlines, white papers and analysis about growing cyber security threats onboard aircraft and to the ground and space-based infrastructure that drives flight operations daily. Here, an expert will give a breakdown of all the threats that exist to all of the connected access points within aviation and what the industry can do to address them.

    • Peter Lemme Chairman Ka/Ku band Satellite Committe / SAE ARINC Industry Activities /
  9. 2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Improving Aircraft Cabin IFEC Security

    Aviation industry experts predict that by 2021, nearly half of all in-service commercial aircraft will be connected – with passengers increasingly looking to tap into their airline’s IFEC services while using their own portable electronic devices (PEDs) to text, email, stream and download content. However, every new access point presents a potential cybersecurity risk. What is the state of today’s connected passenger cabin, what threats are top-of-mind, and how can commercial aviation improve the biggest security risks that threaten aircraft cabins of today and the future? Aircraft IFEC cyber experts lead this discussion on how cabin IFEC security can be improved.

  10. 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Exhibit Hall Hours

  11. 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

    Networking Break on Exhibit Floor

  12. 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Securing the Transition from ACARS to IP

    One of the biggest demands expressed by commercial airlines globally is to transition away from the use of commercial aviation’s traditional ACARS network to the use of bigger air to ground and satellite-based IP pipes to syphon data off aircraft in near real time. The use of more bandwidth provided by newer networks gives operators a more cost effective way of accessing non-safety related operational aircraft data. This shift is already occurring in many different forms, but the security risks associated must be addressed. Here, ACARS service providers will lead a discussion of how this is occurring in a secure way.