Connected Airline is a term used to represent the culmination of a decade-long shift in airline operations. The topic has recently gained momentum as a result of technology adoption by airline operations, which is advancing at a pace not previously seen our the industry.
The recent and successful introduction of technology programs such as broadband IP connectivity for passenger services – 55% of aircraft are expected to be equipped with in-flight connectivity by 2024 – and mobile tablet programs for crews, including Electronic Flight Bags (EFBs), are a few of the technology enhancements driving fleet infrastructure changes toward the Connected Airline.
At Gogo, the Connected Airline is at the heart of our research and development activities. At the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Andrew Kemmetmueller (Vice President of Aircraft Applications) will be on a panel to discuss the connected airline, and some of the new products and services coming out of Gogo.
During the show, we’ll be announcing several new products and services for the connected aircraft, making the concept of the connected aircraft a reality. We recently published a whitepaper written by Andrew Kemmetmueller titled “building the case for the connected airline”. The Whitepaper is available to download on our commercial aircraft site.