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First LEO In-Flight Connectivity Demonstration Complete

Gilat Satellite Networks, Global Eagle, and Telesat played a key role in the first demonstration of an in-flight aircraft communicating at broadband speeds with a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite system. The industry milestone was achieved using Global Eagle’s Albatross Onetest aircraft with Gilat’s...
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Biz Jet Buying is Trending Favorably for Satellite Connectivity

Over the next five years, 87% of newly purchased business jets are expected to require satellite communications technology to facilitate internet connectivity. According to the 2018 business aviation forecast published by Honeywell Aerospace, business jet manufacturers are projected to deliver...
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Panasonic Avionics Discusses Cyber Protecting Connected Aircraft

In 2015, cybersecurity consultant Chris Roberts claimed to have hacked an airliner while riding it, drawing the immediate attention of federal authorities while underscoring the need for comprehensive cybersecurity for airliners that even now are becoming more rather than less...
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Aer Lingus, Air Canada and Latam CEOs Discuss IFEC Strategies

At Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo 2018 in Boston last month, many airline Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) spoke to the importance of the connected aircraft, and the impact it has on their overall strategy. While they did not necessarily talk...
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Three Business Jet Connectivity Challenges You Can Overcome - Partner Content

Business jet passengers expect all facets of their journey to be first-class, and connectivity is no exception. Demands for a fast and seamless internet connection keep growing, and the current “one-size-fits-all” connectivity model does not take service provider needs into...
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#GCAPODCAST Ep. 5: How IOACTIVE Hacked into an In-Flight Modem

Ruben Santamarta, principal security researcher for IOACTIVE. Ruben Santamarta, a cybersecurity researcher with IOACTIVE used a "back-door" vulnerability to demonstrate his ability to hack into an in-flight commercial airplane's satellite internet modem. We discuss the demonstration with Ruben and his...
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#GCAPODCAST Ep. 4: Alaska Airlines Director of Information Security Part 2

Alaska Airlines Director of Information Security Architecture Jessica Ferguson. This is the second part of our interview with Alaska Airlines Director of Information Security Architecture we discuss the aftermath of the hacking incident and her involvement with the Aviation Information...
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#GCAPODCAST Ep. 3: Alaska Airlines Director of Information Security Architecture Part 1

The first half of our two-part interview with Alaska Airlines Director of Information Security Architecture Jessica Ferguson discusses the cyber attack the airline experienced in 2017. In this episode, we discuss how the attack happened and what Alaska did to...
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Copa Airlines Evaluating In-Flight Internet as Future Fleet Upgrade

Copa Airlines is evaluating a future upgrade path to enabling in-flight internet across its fleet of more than 100 Boeing and Embraer aircraft. The Panama-based airline has lead Latin American carriers in on-time performance for five consecutive years, however none...
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American Airlines Goes All in on Satellite Connectivity

American Airlines is turning on live television and using a satellite-focused in-flight connectivity model as the centerpiece of its new passenger experience strategy. By the end of 2019, the Texas-based operator of Airbus, Boeing and Embraer jets will have equipped...