The need for connectivity underpins and enables almost every technology and trend that we’re seeing in commercial aviation today. Whether it’s connectivity to the cabin, the cockpit, or network-enabled sensors and devices that measure the health and safety of the aircraft and its engines – the ability to receive and transmit data and information supports nearly every advancement and innovation being introduced to the industry.
Airlines, flight crews, airports, and passengers reap the benefits of a connected, seamless, paperless passenger journey through the airport. Pilots enjoy the safety, convenience, and efficiency of a connected cockpit and next-generation applications.
Additionally, airlines, airports, and passengers, alike, get to experience a world with fewer flight delays and decreased uncertainty thanks to massive improvements in airport and airline operations on the ground – including maintenance that starts while the plane is still in the air.
One of the companies driving toward a more modern, connected, and technology-enabled commercial aviation industry is Collins Aerospace. The editorial team at Connected Aviation Today recently sat down with a number of experts from Collins Aerospace to take a deeper dive into how connectivity, data sharing, and new technology can have a tangible impact on air travel.
During our conversations with these aviation experts, we explored three phases of commercial air travel by following the passenger’s journey:
- Through the airport
- Onto the aircraft
- En route to their destinations
We then explored some of the new technologies that are making this forward-looking vision of seamless, efficient, and sustainable air travel possible.