Wednesday | June 01
Connectivity in this New Era: What's Next for Airlines
The COVID pandemic has changed the world, nowhere more so than in the world of aviation where the whole airline experience is changing. From new apps, to greater demands for a better ‘Connected’ experience, the bar has been raised for airlines. But, after a period of financial constraints, how can these expensive investments be justified. In this state-of-the-union panel, we talk about investing in capability and what next.
5G and Avionics Interference: Dealing with a Growing Issue
The FCC is auctioning more bandwidth for 5G services. Most agree this is a good thing, as there is a huge demand for faster, more efficient data services. However, there is growing concern that this could lead to interference issues potentially caused by 5G signals on the radar altimeter systems that airliners, business jets and general aviation aircraft rely on. How can this issue be resolved and what are the potential dangers to the air transportation industry? Here we present the conflicting perspectives on this issue and explore what resolutions can be established moving forward.
Solutions Providers: The Cyber Aspect of our Solutions
Cybersecurity is huge for airlines is they bring their fleets online. Airlines such as Delta know firsthand the impact of this, and there is no doubt airlines will be targeted more in the future. As major incidents such as Colonial Pipeline and SolarWinds have entered the mainstream, we talk to providers about how they are building security into their solutions.
Connected Maintenance: What This is and Where it Goes from Here
There is no doubt airlines, bizjets, and cargo companies are looking to change the way they do maintenance. The COVID pandemic has only accelerated the need for a more ‘connected’ approach to do vital maintenance work. Here, we look at what this actually means and how maintenance can be improved still further with an enhanced ‘connectivity approach.
Airline Case Study
The Connected Passenger Experience: Taking it to the Next Level
Passengers want more and more bandwidth. They, more than than ever, expect an ‘at home experience on an aircraft. But, what are airlines ‘next gen’ strategies here. Are they providing just a pipe or are they looking to do something more? Here we talk about how this might develop in the 2020s, and how airlines will evolve their strategies here
Thursday | June 02
Connected Operations: Engine Monitoring, Turbulence & the Road to a Greater Efficiency
The mantra of greater airline efficiency is more important than ever in this decade. Airlines have to make every dollar count as the road to recovery will be long and hard. Most have struggled thanks to lower passenger numbers, and higher costs. So, how can airline operations be optimized in the most efficient way. We talk about developments here as airlines seek greater efficiency.
Expanding the Aircraft Data Pipeline with ACARS over IP
ACARS over IP and broadband connectivity present an opportunity for aircraft and engine data to be moved away from traditional ACARS VHF, HF, and safety SATCOM connectivity links. New generation aircraft such as the Airbus A320neo or Boeing 737 MAX have the ability to generate r aircraft operations ACARS data at a rate that is significantly higher than their predecessors. These aircraft and other newer generation aircraft collectively are demanding more and more ACARS capacity to support the growing volume of aircraft operations ACARS messages. In recent years, ACARS Datalink Service Providers (DSPs), aircraft OEMs and satellite service providers have made technological advancements approved by regulators that have been allowing airlines to use ACARS Over IP in a variety of different region-dependent ways. This interactive plenary discuss gives a status update on the usage of ACARS Over IP today, and how it could expand in operational scope in the next few years.
Main-Framers: Building Connectivity in Next Generation Aircraft
These roundtables will be quick hits enabling people to enjoy fast paced network discussions on some of the big topics facing the industry. Some will be led by airlines, some by other industry leaders. It will offer an opportunity to enjoy a different type of networking.
Next Generation Aviation Technology Talks
In a scaled-down Tech Talks presentation format, three individual presenters give brief 10-minute overviews of a next generation technology using their own unique approach to visuals.
Requirements for the technology being presented include a well thought out and associated business case, feature an innovative approach to an existing problem for a specific segment of aviation (i.e., aircraft maintenance, flight opeations, airline IT systems, airport services, etc.
The 1-hour session will feature selected new technologies voted on in part by the Connected Aviation Intelligence Summit Advisory Board. Technologies that speakers are invited to submit presentations around include, but are not limited to the following:
· Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
· Cloud Native Computing
· Future of the Internet of Things (IoT)
· Other next generation technology topics welcome
LEO Satellites & the Connectivity Equation
There is a LEO revolution taking place in the satellite sector. The likes of OneWeb, Telesat and Starlink have ambitious plans to launch major constellations. Even Inmarsat will launch a small LEO constellation Others may well fellow. The big question is should airlines consider a move to LEO, or stick with current options in the market? We talk about the pros and cons of moving towards a LEO constellation and whether airlines should stick or twist here.
Friday | June 03
How to Establish a Successful Aircraft Networking Security Program
First introduced by the Federal Aviation Administration in 2015, the Operational Authorization of an Aircraft Network Security Program allows aircraft operators to modify their aircraft with adherence to special conditions relative to the onboard computer network. Since the introduction of this option, it has become a central method for airlines to manipulate the way their aircraft network acquires, transmits and receives flight operational and maintenance data and information.
During this session, FAA leadership will outline the key to establishing and maintaining an ANSP that allows conformance in totality to AC 119, while answering questions about new and novel uses of connectivity for aircraft flight operational and maintenance purposes.
Aviation Data Security in the Ransomware-as-a-Service Age of Cyber Crime
Digital transformation and a growing arsenal of technological gadgets are just a few of the many challenges that aviation operators OEMs and service providers must navigate to serve their customers. The interconnected nature of the aviation industry and relationships operators have with OEMs, service and equipment providers makes it an attractive target for cyber threat actors for a variety of motivations. Data security is one of the top concerns for the aviation industry, and it is imperative for companies to mitigate risks and protect their sensitive flight operations, financial, passenger, maintenance and other data from cyberattacks. During this interactive plenary, a panel of experts will present new approaches the aviation industry can use to protect against increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks such as those that are occurring through the Ransomware-as-a-Service and other new hacking methods that exploit weak points in data security.