Six weeks have passed since my first post on the impact of COVID-19 on inflight connectivity. Back then, I tried to anticipate precautionary measures that would allow us to resume flying, and how those could be implemented digitally and efficiently, based on a new paradigm of real broadband connectivity for every aircraft and every passenger. The COVID-19 Aviation Health Safety Protocol, which was published by EASA just last week (link), now recommends most of these measures, and more.
Out of the comprehensive 27-pages document, here is a summary of the ones that could be smartly enabled by connectivity:
At SkyFive, we like to contribute to a fast recovery of air travel, by providing real broadband connectivity services based on our disruptive Air-to-Ground (A2G) technology. Beyond that, we think that most of these measures would make air travel more pleasant and efficient altogether – also after the current crisis.
Chief Commercial Officer
Dirk Lindemeier is Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of SkyFive. He previously spent 19 years with Nokia in telecommunications, and before that 10 years in military aviation. Until today, Dirk also enjoys being a private pilot.