26 november 2020

ADSE shares their vision on innovations in the area of in-flight-wireless connectivity

ADSE shares their vision on innovations in the area of in-flight-wireless connectivity

Hoofddorp, NL - On 20 November 2020, Sander van Lochem of ADSE guided an audience of aviation professionals through the world of in‑flight wireless communication.

During the presentation, Sander explained why we will see an increase of wireless communications inside aircraft and what safety issues need to be solved to accommodate innovations in this domain.

Connectivity trend

With the increased demand for in-flight connectivity, a trend is observed in which more and more passengers use their Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) during a flight. Technical innovations make it possible for passengers to use their own devices to enjoy in-flight entertainment and -internet, make use of on-board sales and receive flight communications.

The challenge

The main challenge is to ensure the electronic devices do not disturb the aircraft operation and, for example, interfere with the aircraft’s flight- and navigation systems. The aircraft needs to be ‘PED Tolerant’ to ensure it operates safely when subjected to electromagnetic radiation from Personal Electronic Devices.

The devices themselves need to be safe too. Battery fires are unfortunately more and more common with the increasing number of devices carried on board.

Multiple strategies can be taken by operators to approach the challenges ahead for enabling any future innovation in on-board wireless connectivity.

Want to learn more? Open the entire presentation via this link and find out all the details!

More information

For more information, contact Sander van Lochem: sander.vanlochem@adse.eu