Inflight Connectivity Technology Conference (ICT）2015+
By ICT Organizing Committee
Hosted by IRICHT, the Inflight Connectivity Technology Conference（ICT）2015+ has been successfully held in Crown Plaza Beijing Lido between 11 and 12 November, 2015.
Along with the development of inflight telecommunication service, more and more enterprises have turned their eyes on the industry to provide the airlines with complete solution, joining rapidly the promising market of inflight connectivity.
During the conference, director He, Guili from China Academy of Telecommunication Research/CTTL talked about how to facilitate the development of civil aviation public mobile communication; and director Lu, Yao from aircraft airworthiness institute of China Academy of Civil Aviation Science and Technology introduced the airworthiness review policies for the inflight telecommunication system, and further called on establishing an Inflight Public Telecommunication Alliance, together with international and domestic airlines, telecommunication operators, satellite communication operators, international and domestic inflight equipment and system suppliers, inflight telecommunication service suppliers, internet network operators, content suppliers, research agencies and professional media, to push forward the fast development of domestic civil aviation public telecommunication industry, build up the exchange and interactive platform between the competent authorities and the industry as well as research agencies so as to facilitate the deeper interaction and closer cooperation among various parties in the industrial chain in civil aviation public telecommunication technology, development standardization, application and operation, etc, and drive the integration and implementation of relevant policies, supervision system and laws and regulations.
The establishment of the Alliance has also been acknowledged and supported by the MIIT and CAAC, and the inaugural ceremony of the Inflight Public Telecommunication Alliance will be celebrated together with the opening of the Inflight Connectivity Technology Conference (ICT) 2016 in April, 2016.
Zhao, Dongsheng, secretary general of Civil Aviation Pilots Association, was invited to present an opening speech for the conference, and Mr. Michael Kuehn, president of Telefonix PDT was the chairman for the conference. Representatives from more than 20 airlines took part in the conference.
Director Zhang, Chi from the transformation office of China Eastern announced that China Eastern would cooperate with China Telecom to initiate the inflight connectivity service on the flights between Shanghai and New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. It showed China Eastern’s latest progress in inflight telecommunication, which would help the rapid development of the airlines’ Internet Plus strategy.Director Cao, Quanxin from inflight information office, SADRI/CACC gave a wonderful presentation: the exploration and progress brought about by inflight connectivity.
Other speakers have also offered brilliant presentations, including Mr. Frederic St. Amour, vice present of ENT, Mr. David Tan, Director of Panasonic Avionics China Region, Mr. Kuay Soong Teck, Director of Inmarsat China, Mr. Ma, Ruixin, vice president of Feitian, Mr. Xie, Ying, vice president of Shenzhen CIC, Mr. HU, Yingwei, president of Beijing Boya Avionics, Mr. Fu, Leifeng, business director of Global Aircom, and Mr. Guo, Man, board chairman and CEO of AirMedia Group.
During the conference, the guests have discussed profoundly about main issues for domestic inflight telecommunication such as passengers’ requirement, satellite resource, necessity of standardization, airlines’ cost and profit.