Transatel to Provide Airbus with Global IoT Platform for Aircraft

Internet of things (IoT) connectivity solutions provider Transatel was selected by Airbus to provide secure global cellular connectivity for its open data platform Skywise.

To leverage its 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 onboard sensors — from aircraft to Airbus data centers, wherever the passenger airliners may have landed.

Transatel’s IoT global connectivity solution and distributed packet-gateway architecture can accommodate Airbus’ quality of service and security requirements, including delivery of flight data directly into the Skywise cloud environment, a statement said.

“We’re most honored to have been selected by Airbus as the cellular data solution for this prestigious and global project,” said Jacques Bonifay, Transatel CEO. “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.”


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