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Better analytics and reduced costs for digital airlines

Published on  08 December 2016 08:00  by Dr. Jens Schiefele

From reduced fuel costs, to the analysis and sharing of key flight data, Dr. Jens Schiefele, Director of Digital Aviation Research for Boeing/Jeppesen, explains how connectivity is a key enabler to the success of the digital airline. Also learn how the market for the connected aircraft is expected to develop over the next few years.

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Addressing the growing cyber threat

Published on  01 December 2016 08:52  by Dominic Nessi

Cyber threats, capable of attacking any connected device, arise everyday and certain regions are more prepared than others to tackle these threats. With passenger numbers increasing, Dominic Nessi, former CIO of Los Angeles World Airports, discusses the need for a common, 10-step approach for worldwide cybersecurity within our industry.

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IoT - hurdles and future benefits

Published on  24 November 2016 10:46  by Sebastien Fabre

The Internet of Things (IoT) is fast becoming a reality, but with major costs and security concerns implied in the ATI, there are still some hurdles to overcome. Sebastien Fabre, VP Integrated Networks Business Line for SITA, discusses the need for standardization and collaboration within the industry, and the future benefits of the IoT.

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Miami’s App - easing the stress, exceeding expectations

Published on  17 November 2016 10:41  by Maurice Jenkins

From way-finding services, to important travel updates, Maurice Jenkins, Director of Information Systems for Miami International Airport, discusses the MIA Airport App that’s exceeding expectations. He also comments on the future of mobile apps in the aviation industry.

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Flying data centers

Published on  10 November 2016 08:26  by Gregory Ouillon

From predictive analytics on the aircraft itself, to real-time information being pushed to the pilot and crew in-flight, SITAONAIR’s CTO, Gregory Ouillon, outlines the plethora of functionalities in today’s connected aircraft that provide passengers with a better travel experience.

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EntertainMe

Published on  03 November 2016 08:36  by Roberto Segala

Passengers want to be able to access media and entertainment options directly on their personal devices. Is this an opportunity for airports? Roberto Segala, Head of Commercial Telecoms at Heathrow Airport, outlines how Heathrow is trialing a new media kiosk designed to provide passengers with on-demand, mobile accessible content.

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IoT – the ever connecting world around us

Published on  27 October 2016 09:47  by Jim Peters

From “smart homes” to your running shoes pushing data to your mobile, the hyper connected world is fast becoming a reality. SITA’s CTO, Jim Peters, takes a look at the IoT - potential barriers in the industry and the impact it will have on how we collaborate.

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Building our way out is not the answer

Published on  24 October 2016 08:21  by Jim Robinson

Airport infrastructure in many busy regions is capacity-challenged, causing delays, crowding and poor service levels. Physical solutions through airport development plans will not be able to cope with expected long-term growth.

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The four types of travelers – Which one are you?

Published on  20 October 2016 08:15  by Christelle Laverriere

With more and more technologies being introduced, this year’s Passenger IT Trends Survey sought to understand passenger emotions when faced with new technologies, and analyze their behavior based on those emotions. Christelle Laverriere, Market Insight Research Expert for SITA, walks us through the four distinct passenger profiles identified by the results and reveals what type of traveler she is.

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Not your average network

Published on  13 October 2016 08:37  by Pierre-Louis Biaggi

Controlling the costs of high bandwidth applications while maintaining performance is a challenge. Pierre-Louis Biaggi, VP of Orange Business Services Connectivity Business Unit, explains why companies like OBS are proposing alternative network models to their customers.

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