Global Connected Aircraft Podcast
Valour Consultancy Talks 2021 Outlook, COVID-19 and In-flight Connectivity Trends

Valour Consultancy Talks 2021 Outlook, COVID-19 and In-flight Connectivity Trends

December 20, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, we feature a presentation given by Daniel Welch, senior consultant with Valour Consultancy, during our recent two-day Connected Aviation Intelligence live virtual event.

Valour, who has been a guest on the podcast earlier this year, gives an updated outlook on trends to watch across the connected aircraft ecosystem as 2020 comes to an end and industry stakeholders start to shape their plans for 2021. Welch discusses merger and acquisition activity, business models for airlines and service providers as well as equipage trends and commercial production rates.

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VistaJet COO Talks Latest Connectivity and COVID-19 Updates

VistaJet COO Talks Latest Connectivity and COVID-19 Updates

December 11, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, we feature my question and answer session with Nick Van der Meer, Chief Operating Officer of VistaJet from the recent Connected Aviation Intelligence two-day live program that can be viewed on-demand here.

Van der Meer discusses the deployment status and schedule for VistaJet's new in-flight connectivity technology, LuxStream, across their global fleet of private jets. Vista Global – the parent company of VistaJet and XO - became the launch customer for LuxStream in September 2019, bringing in-flight Internet speeds of up to 25 Mbps in the United States and 15Mbps globally via SES's managed Ku-band satellite network exclusively to business aviation operators.

The current VistaJet fleet includes 60 aircraft based in Malta with 29 total Global 6000s and the remaining spread across Challenger 850s, 605s, and 350s. In the U.S. they have a fleet of Global 5000s and eight Challenger 350s along with the XO fleet of Citation Xs and Challenger 300s.

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Viva Aerobus VP of Safety & Security Talks Aircraft Data Downloading and Analysis

Viva Aerobus VP of Safety & Security Talks Aircraft Data Downloading and Analysis

December 4, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, we feature an airline cast study that was one of the sessions on our Connected Aviation Intelligence two-day live program this week. If you missed Connected Aviation Intelligence, register to watch it on demand for free here.

Daniel Barcenas, vice president, safety, security, and quality assurance for low-cost Mexican airline Viva Aerobus, discusses the software and connectivity upgrades they have invested in to improve the way they download and analyze aircraft data on a per-flight basis. Barcenas also gives some perspective on the importance of using connectivity to monitor the health of their fleet as they have returned to 100 percent of their pre-COVID-19 levels of flight operations.

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University of Zurich Researchers Talk Review of Air Travel Industry’s Air Travel Industry’s COVID-19 Prevention Methods

University of Zurich Researchers Talk Review of Air Travel Industry’s Air Travel Industry’s COVID-19 Prevention Methods

November 20, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, Michel Bielecki, a doctor at the University of Zürich Centre for Travel Medicine, WHO Collaborating Centre for Travellers' Health, Epidemiology Biostatistics and Prevention Institute, and Patrica Schlagenhauf, also a professor at the University of Zurich discuss their recent narrative review of the air travel industry's efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 on airplanes and at airports. 

Their review, entitled, "Air travel and COVID-19 prevention in the pandemic and peri-pandemic period: A narrative review," was recently published in the Journal of Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease, and aims to assess the status quo of air travel measures in the context of COVID-19 as of October 2020 and to examine their scientific basis if appropriate.

Check out their full article here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1477893920304117

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Deutsche Telekom VP of IFC and Services Talks Connecting Mobile Devices In-flight

Deutsche Telekom VP of IFC and Services Talks Connecting Mobile Devices In-flight

November 6, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, David Fox, vice president of in-flight and connectivity services for Deutsche Telekom joins to discuss how his company has been expanding its presence in supporting cabin Internet and mobile network access in-flight across Europe and other regions of the global commercial airline market.

With David, we discussed how Deutsche Telekom is expanding its presence in providing in-flight connectivity and services for airlines, and David provides some perspective on how they’re trying to make the process for airline passenger journeys transitioning from one airport, to the aircraft and then on to the destination airport and the way that passengers stay connected in each of those phases.

We also ask David how Deutsche and others are trying to make that process more seamless, as well as some other in-flight connectivity related topics they’re working on.

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Seamless Air Alliance CEO Talks OpenIFC Release 2

Seamless Air Alliance CEO Talks OpenIFC Release 2

October 30, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, Jack Mandala, CEO of Seamless Air Alliance, joins to discuss the organization’s latest in-flight connectivity standard, “OpenIFC” Release 2.

Seamless Air Alliance was established in 2018 by Airbus, Airtel, Delta, Sprint and OneWeb as a coalition with the goal of driving down the price and increasing the availability of in-flight connectivity service, technology and upgrades. Following its publication of the world's first inflight connectivity (IFC) standard earlier this year, Seamless Air Alliance, a global community of airlines and technology leaders driving solutions to advance inflight connectivity, today announced the completion of Seamless Release 2.0.

This latest Release defines the information provided by each network component, enabling suppliers to design and build OpenIFC products using the modular architecture and open interfaces from its first release. 

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Oxford Researcher Talks Satellite Eavesdropping on Aircraft Connectivity

Oxford Researcher Talks Satellite Eavesdropping on Aircraft Connectivity

October 23, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, James Pavur, an Oxford University cybersecurity researcher and PhD student provides insights into his experience performing "satellite eavesdropping" on aircraft in-flight Internet data.

Pavur was part of a team of European experts that used home television equipment and specialized software to enable satellite eavesdropping on in-flight passenger Internet data, as Pavur demonstrated during a live presentation at Black Hat 2020. The team’s setup included a Selfsat satellite dish with a TBS-6983/6903 PCIe card/Digital Video Broadcast-Satellite tuner computer card.

Using the dish and tuner in combination with a program called EBS Pro that enables personal computer users to find and view satellite television feeds, Pavur's team was able to analyze 4 terabytes of data on signals from 18 satellites in geostationary orbit.

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Northern Sky Research Analyst Talks In-flight Connectivity Business Models, COVID-19 and More

Northern Sky Research Analyst Talks In-flight Connectivity Business Models, COVID-19 and More

October 16, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, Brad Grady, principal analyst for Northern Sky Research (NSR), gives some updates and insight on how COVID-19 is continuing to impact in-flight connectivity, antenna technology, the concept of free in-flight Internet and more. 

Grady has given presentations at the Global Connected Aircraft Summit in recent years, and leads a group of NSR Analysts focused on Aeronautical and Land-Mobile opportunities, and authors NSR’s Maritime SATCOM Markets, Energy SATCOM Markets, and Government and Military Satellite Communications.

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Cabin Chats 2020: FAA’s Peter Skaves Talks Aircraft Systems Information Security Protection

Cabin Chats 2020: FAA’s Peter Skaves Talks Aircraft Systems Information Security Protection

October 9, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, Peter Skaves, chief scientist and technical advisor for advanced avionics for the Federal Aviation Administration gives some of the agency's latest guidance on how commercial airlines can protect connected systems onboard.

The episode features the presentation Skaves gave during the recent Global Connected Aircraft Summit's Cabin Chats 2020 program that took place Sept. 22-24. You can view all of the sessions from Cabin Chats on-demand for free here with email registration.

Skaves has been with the FAA for 29 years, publishing numerous white papers on issues such as aircraft systems information security protection, systems safety, and development assurance processes, software, electronic flight bag, communication systems, and Technical Standard Orders (TSO) for security consideration.

"We believe that the greatest threat is the exploitation of aircraft electronic access points via public networks such as the internet or counterfeit computer integrated circuits," Skaves said during the presentation.

Have suggestions or topics we should focus on in the next episode? Email the host, Woodrow Bellamy at wbellamy@accessintel.com, or drop him a line on Twitter @WbellamyIIIAC.

Check out our publication Avionics International @AvionicsMag + www.aviationtoday.com.

Check out the latest updates for our annual event, now in a virtual format the Global Connected Aircraft Summit presents 'Cabin Chats.' Register here: https://www.gcasummit.com/cabin-chats/

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Gulfstream Director of Flight Innovation Talks G700, New Avionics and Connectivity

Gulfstream Director of Flight Innovation Talks G700, New Avionics and Connectivity

October 2, 2020

On this episode of the Connected Aircraft Podcast, Bethany Davis, director of flight innovation and advanced flight deck for Gulfstream Aerospace discusses some of the new technologies featured on their newest G700 long-range business jet, in-flight connectivity and future avionics technologies among other topics.

Gulfstream first unveiled the G700 in 2019 and expects to make its first customer deliveries in 2022.

Davis has previously spoken at the live version of the Global Connected Aircraft Summit in 2017, and is one of the industry’s leading experts on advancements for cockpit avionics, connectivity and all things flying. 

Have suggestions or topics we should focus on in the next episode? Email the host, Woodrow Bellamy at wbellamy@accessintel.com, or drop him a line on Twitter @WbellamyIIIAC.

Check out our publication Avionics International @AvionicsMag + www.aviationtoday.com.

Check out the latest updates for our annual event, now in a virtual format the Global Connected Aircraft Summit presents 'Cabin Chats.' Register here: https://www.gcasummit.com/cabin-chats/

Join our Avionics International LinkedIn group to suggest topics we should cover in our podcast, publications and events. www.linkedin.com/AvionicsMag

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