Airline Cybersecurity

At some stage in our lives, most of us will have been told that flying is statistically the safest form of transportation and up until recently, we’d have had little reason to doubt this assertion. However, the recent spate of crashes involving Air Algérie, TransAsia Airways and of course, Malaysia Airlines, has got people asking…

Operational Efficiencies from Connected Aircraft

As the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 continues, the debate as to whether its now time to stream real-time black box data has intensified.​​ While there are no technical barriers to ​relay such information to the ground via satellite, the question remains ​whether airlines, already struggling to keep costs down, want to put up…

Ka-band: the Ku Killer?

The debate is on as to whether the surge of new Ka-band capacity will detrimentally affect Ku-band services, especially in the aeronautical and maritime sectors where satellite connectivity is of increasing importance. Craig Foster, Senior Consultant at Valour Consultancy, takes on the question, and weighs up the pros and cons of both systems. Approximately eighteen…

Maritime Connectivity Steaming Onwards

The shipping industry has been treading water since the great recession in 2009. A price war among operators of container lines was one of the first signs of the industry downturn and this was shortly followed by a slump in rates to charter vessels for grain, iron, and coal. Finally, there continues to exist a…