The IoT connectivity solutions provider Transatel was selected by Airbus to provide secure global cellular connectivity for its open data platform Skywise. To leverage its advanced data analytics solutions, one aspect of Airbus’ cloud-based platform is the systematic collection of data from aircraft during layover between flights. Transatel’s role will be to enable seamless, secure, and speedy data transmission (data captured by on-board sensors) from aircraft to Airbus datacentres, wherever the passenger airliners may have landed.
Based on state-of-the-art cloud and data analytics technologies, Skywise integrates operational, maintenance and aircraft data, rigorously “taking the pulse” of Airbus aircraft in operation. Commercialised to airlines as a value-adding service complementary to aircraft manufacturing, Skywise performs at its best with high availability / high performance LTE/4G connectivity at various airport locations to efficiently and securely upload the massive amount of data collected during flight.
Transatel’s IoT global connectivity solution and distributed Packet-Gateway architecture can accommodate Airbus’ strict quality of service and security requirements, including delivery of flight data directly into the Skywise cloud environment. Jacques Bonifay, Transatel CEO, “We’re most honored to have been selected by Airbus as the cellular data solution for thisprestigious and global project.
We went through a thorough selection process, and it’s most gratifying to be contributing to the valuable force of change that Skywise represents for the aeronautics industry.”