Toward 5G for Aircraft Communications

The innovation project Seamless DA2GC in Europe (ICARO-EU) addresses an integrated high capacity direct-air-to ground communications (DA2GC) system connecting network infrastructure of the aircraft to the ground cellular network, thus, providing aircraft passengers with broadband services and cellular coverage from gate to gate without losing connectivity.

The system also integrates Machine-type Communications (MTC) to support various wireless on-board applications and use-cases.