Though business aircraft passengers may not think to ask about cyber security, it’s an issue that should be top of mind for any flight department. An aircraft is an office in the sky, “it’s no different than any other satellite office and really should be treated as such,” noted Josh Wheeler, senior director, Satcom Direct. Therefore, it’s critical to be vigilant when working on an aircraft. Treat the aircraft Wi-Fi like a “zero-trust network,’ advised NBAA vice president of technology and security Todd Wormington.
This week, NBAA Flight Plan host Pete Combs speaks with:
Josh Wheeler, senior director, Satcom Direct
Todd Wormington, NBAA vice president of technology and security
Throughout February, NBAA has marked Black History Month by recognizing the significant aviation contributions of African Americans and emphasizing the importance of ensuring our industry is open and welcoming to people from all backgrounds.
The FAA has been working with NBAA and others to address privacy concerns with the Privacy ICAO Address program (PIA), which recently was expanded beyond the contiguous U.S. to include overwater routes.
Flight data monitoring and data sharing are important tools to help identify potential safety risks before they become serious issues. That said, many operators are uncertain about how they work, what equipment is needed and what this information can offer their operations. NBAA has developed a new, comprehensive resource to answer those and other questions.