On Jun. 1st 2018, 2018 (2nd) China In-flight Connectivity Peak Forum was held under the guidance of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). It was mainly held by China Aviation Supplies Holding Company (CAS), Airborne Public Telecommunications Union, and China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd (CSCC). Ping An Technology Co., Ltd and Blue Focus Connectivity Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd assisted the forum, and it was organized by FTS Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. More than 20 representatives of airlines and about 200 representatives from other stakeholders in the supply-chain took part into the forum. The theme of the forum is ‘the Development and Cooperation of In-flight Satellite Internet Supply Chain’.
Mr. WANG Zhiqing, the deputy director of CAAC, Ms. QI Feng, the deputy director of Radio Management Bureau of MIIT, Mr. YANG Xiaoming, general manager of CAS, and Mr.LI Zhongbao, the board chairman of CSCC delivered speeches in the Forum respectively.
There were some of domestic and foreign stakeholders in the supply chain delivered speeches in the Forum, including China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Qingdao Airlines, Donghai Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, China Satellite Communications, Blue Focus Connectivity, Boeing, Airbus, Lufthansa Technik, FTS Technology etc. With the theme of ‘New Opportunities under In-flight Connectivity between Sky and Ground’, the experts from Air China, Xiamen Airlines, Shandong Airlines, Spring Airlines, Ping An Technology, and FTS Technology deeply discussed the business model, operation, construction, and investment of the In-flight Connectivity during the seminar. During the forum, attendees took the “Satellite Internet simulation flight” and truly experienced the open space interconnection system based on the Ka satellite of Zhong Xing 16.
This year’s forum was not only an industry event of ‘Civil Aviation + Internet’ which aroused jointly discussion among civil aviation related corporations, but also the promotion for new generation of China in-flight Internet. The development of Internet Technology will promote the economy. The application of big data, safety management level and quality of civil aviation will be improved via the In-flight Connectivity between sky and ground, and thereby comply with the state strategy of powerful civil aviation. The fast application of In-flight Connectivity will push the development of ‘Made in China’, domestic satellites, and airborne equipments.
Wrote by： Qingqing Yu， Translated by： Qingqing Yu