Avionics News November 2015 - 48

industry

CONNECTING

FROM ALOFT
S T O R Y

M

B Y

ore than once, a passenger in a light aircraft - light
piston, light turboprop, Part 23 jet - reached for
the personal device of their preference and started
to tap a text message ... or an email ... or maybe keystroke a
phone number into their pocket phone. While, like daybreak, it
may have taken a few minutes for
the realization to dawn on them,
eventually they remembered where
they were, shrugged and mumbled,
"Someday..."
"Someday I'll be able to text
from the plane. Someday I'll
be able to email from the plane.
Someday I'll be able to voice call from the plane. Someday I'll
have access to a jet."
That last one slips in because, in reality, "Someday" arrived a
while back for many of those traveling by business-turbine and
commercial aircraft ... or with a business budget that supported
high buy-in and bandwidth-usage costs.
In-flight Wi-Fi, global Internet access, enabled primarily by
satellites in orbit above, helped launch the era of everywhere
connectedness nearly two decades ago, albeit with satellite
service limited to linking an onboard system via texts and
position data with Internet-connected computers on the ground.

D A V E

H I G D O N

Remember the Blue Sky Network? You may be forgiven if
you don't; other newer players get more ink these days - but
Blue Sky - which aimed primarily at operators of fleets (aircraft,
ground, maritime) offered products and services designed to track
Blue Sky Network-equipped mobile hardware.
Founded in 2001, Blue Sky
leveraged the capabilities of the
Iridium satellite network, the first
global-coverage communications
system scratch-created to provide
portable, mobile, handset voice
communications.
While the originating company
went bankrupt, the satellite network survived and now underpins
services beyond voice - among them, the ability to carry email
and text messages and, in the process, provide continuous,
accurate tracking of Blue Sky-equipped vehicles. Other
companies also leverage Iridium for their services, but Blue Sky
led the way.
The appeal in aviation was a natural where real-time tracking
and data delivery didn't exist outside of radar coverage. The idea,
a little slow to catch on, got one boost in 2003, when Blue Sky's
SkyRouter was employed to follow the progress for the Polar
First helicopter on its attempt to circumnavigate the globe by

IN-FLIGHT ACCESS OPTIONS
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News November 2015

Avionics News November 2015 - Intro
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