"The Global Connected Aircraft Summit will provide an opportunity for the whole ecosystem — from airlines and satellite operators, to integrators and technology vendors — to get together to discuss their vision of the connected aircraft of the future."
Rockville, MD (PRWEB) March 07, 2014
Avionics and Via Satellite magazines have announced the first edition of the Global Connected Aircraft Summit (http://www.gcasummit.com). One of the first events of its kind to look at the angle of pure connectivity on an aircraft, the Global Connected Aircraft Summit will be a highly targeted event looking at the whole concept of a “connected aircraft” not just in terms of the passenger experience, but also how it can improve business practices and operations. The program has been put together after extensive research with key airlines about the issues facing them surrounding the connected aircraft, and what they would like to learn in establishing their next steps. This two-day event brings together panels on topics from airline business models and cockpit improvements, to satellite bandwidth and alternative industry perspectives.
The opening keynote speaker for this event is Steve Bradford, Chief Scientist for Architecture and NetGen Development in the FAA’s NextGen Office, FAA. Bradford will provide a very different perspective on “connectivity” in comparison to our other panel speakers and presenters. Additional confirmed speakers are from major global airlines such as Southwest Airlines, Emirates, Transaero Airlines, JetBlue, Gulf Air and Icelandair.
“The Global Connected Aircraft Summit will provide an opportunity for the whole ecosystem — from airlines and satellite operators, to integrators and technology vendors — to get together to discuss their vision of the connected aircraft of the future. It promises to be a lively debate with a blue-chip list of speakers, which we believe is already second to none. This event will be key for anyone wishing to know how the connected aircraft market will develop,” says Mark Holmes, Editorial Director, Via Satellite and Avionics magazines.
This highly-anticipated event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California June 3-4. In this two-day educational summit, expert panels will be speaking on topics such as:
- Business models for the future
- Future proofing the connected aircraft
- Airline case studies
- Cockpit and maintenance process improvements
- Satellite bandwidth
- The third party application/software market
- Alternative industry perspectives
Both days will include keynote speakers across both satellite and aviation industries, multiple networking opportunities, and a chance to truly understand how connectivity is expanding beyond providing passengers with state-of-the-art entertainment to increase efficiency and offer cutting edge services.
Airline employees receive a special discount, and the $100 advanced registration discount expires April 15. To find out more about the Global Connected Aircraft Summit, visit http://www.gcasummit.com.
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About Via Satellite
For nearly 30 years, Via Satellite has provided essential news and expert business analysis on the global commercial communications satellite industry, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the world. Top satellite executives from 160 countries read Via Satellite to fully understand the industry and maximize their companies’ profits.
About Avionics Magazine
Avionics Magazine is the leading print and electronic publishing brand focused on the civil and military avionics industry. For over 35 years Avionics Magazine has been a trusted source of information on the technical, business and regulatory developments of importance to the industry, including NextGen, SESAR, Air Traffic Management and test and maintenance.