Satcom Maturity and Deployment

SATCOM for aviation webinars

Satellite technologies are evolving and new modern and secured communications are being developed that offer new opportunities to meet current and emerging aviation requirements.

These new satellite communication services are now reaching sufficient technical maturity to be considered as strong candidates to enhance the current and future mobile data link applications as part of the Future Communications Infrastructure (FCI).

In order to support any potential upcoming decisions on the FCI deployment, a short series of awareness webinars on satellite technologies and related services for Air Traffic Management, will be organised by the SESAR Joint Undertaking, the European Space Agency (ESA), the SESAR Deployment Manager (SDM) and EUROCONTROL, together with panels of experts from International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), air navigation service providers (ANSPs), European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Airspace Users and industry, including Inmarsat and avionics manufacturers.

IRIS, a SATCOM based, Data-Link Service (DLS), co-funded by the European Space Agency (ESA), has reached a sufficient level of maturity to be considered as a strong candidate to complement current and future mobile data link services as part of the FCI. In this framework, the third webinar will focus on Iris satellite-based data-link maturity and readiness for deployment aspects:

  • SATCOM for aviation: the stakeholders perspective (25th January 2022, 15:00-16:30 CET) - A general introduction to aviation satellite services including R&D activities.
  • IRIS Satcom: a system designed for aviation (16th February 2022, 15:00 - 16:30 CET) - an overview of the IRIS system, its objectives and benefits, with the point of view of key stakeholders including ESSP and avionics manufacturers.
  • Satcom Maturity and Deployment (28th March 2022, 16:00 - 18:00 CEST) – an overview of the technology maturity, IRIS up-coming pre-commercial flights, airlines perspective and certification aspects. Register here.

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The webinars will be recorded by EUROCONTROL for internal quality purposes. A copy of the presentation will be sent to the participants within a week after the events.

No certificate will be delivered for attending these webinars.

Published 13 January 2022
Last updated at 11 March 2022 - 14:21