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COMMUNICATIONS
Satellites are able to provide the safe, secure,
reliable and resilient connectivity needed, thanks to
their high capacity, availability and ability to work
in situations where conditions can prove difficult to
other network topologies and where security and
service availability are paramount.
ISTOCK
With airports around the world often located in
remote areas with harsh geography, it is difficult to
maintain the level of connectivity needed at all times for the
safe and productive running of airports. There is often also
very little to no infrastructure in areas where sites are located.
Satellite connectivity solves all these issues requiring very
little infrastructure and able to maintain consistent internet
services at all times regardless of changing weather conditions
or remote environments. Therefore, the provision of reliable,
high quality communication that has become so essential
to the successful operation of airports worldwide is enabled.
Getting Back to Business
As the world starts to get back to normal, with only 1.8 billion
passengers being carried globally last year creating a revenue
of just $328 billion which is down from 4.5 billion travelers
in 2019, passengers will soon start flooding into airports
once again as they look to travel abroad for business trips or
holidays. This will bring a heightened need for connectivity
that can support high bandwidth applications such as video
streaming, video calls, catching up on work between flights
and the checking of live travel updates, to increase customer
satisfaction as travel becomes a part of everyday life once again.
Alongside this is the ever-present need for mission critical
communication for the continual improvement of safety. Flight
crews are expected to assume much larger roles in route
planning and metering than ever before, with communications
between flight controllers now becoming crucial. The logistics
of running an airport and keeping ground crew safe, as well
as passengers, requires a communications system that has a
high performance and is extremely reliable.
From being able to exchange flight plans to keeping
updated about changing weather and passenger manifests, it
is crucial airports can remain in constant communication
with each other at all times to enable them to make the best
decisions for safety and business. It is also important for airport
managers to keep track of any security alerts, logistical issues
or report any conditions that may crop up on site for ultimate
safe and successful operations.
A Real Challenge
The changing business requirements, along with surrounding
environments and weather conditions, can make providing
this connectivity rather difficult. As airports expand in size
and population, with flights coming and going every minute,
it is clear they need a network that can prove flexible and
futureproof against any changing bandwidth and traffic needs.
At the same time, infrastructure needs to be able to
offer the same high performance regardless of any difficult
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of July-August_2021

Inside the Fence
Industry Update
FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
Legal Matters
New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
Innovating Airport Operations
TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
Airports by the Thousands
Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
Product Focus
July-August_2021 - 1
July-August_2021 - 2
July-August_2021 - 3
July-August_2021 - 4
July-August_2021 - Inside the Fence
July-August_2021 - Industry Update
July-August_2021 - 7
July-August_2021 - 8
July-August_2021 - 9
July-August_2021 - FBOs Make a Strong Case for Increasing Charter, Flightschool Business, Other Service Offerings
July-August_2021 - 11
July-August_2021 - Legal Matters
July-August_2021 - 13
July-August_2021 - New Technology Takes Control of Baggage Systems
July-August_2021 - 15
July-August_2021 - 16
July-August_2021 - 17
July-August_2021 - 18
July-August_2021 - 19
July-August_2021 - Innovating Airport Operations
July-August_2021 - 21
July-August_2021 - 22
July-August_2021 - 23
July-August_2021 - 24
July-August_2021 - 25
July-August_2021 - TAC Air Expands and Improves in Amarillo
July-August_2021 - 27
July-August_2021 - 28
July-August_2021 - 29
July-August_2021 - PFAS-Contaminated Drinking Water: A Growing Concern for Airports
July-August_2021 - 31
July-August_2021 - 32
July-August_2021 - Airports by the Thousands
July-August_2021 - 34
July-August_2021 - 35
July-August_2021 - Satellites Have the Power to Transform the Aviation Industry
July-August_2021 - 37
July-August_2021 - 38
July-August_2021 - 39
July-August_2021 - Product Focus
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