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FLYHT, OSS detail behind the scene workings of next-gen aviation connectivity at the edge

The collaboration marks a pivotal moment in aviation technology, leveraging OSS’s expertise in edge computing to bolster FLYHT’s innovative 5G avionics solutions. Since the announcement, Mike Knowles, president and CEO of OSS, and Kent Jacobs, president of FLYHT, tell EdgeIR in an exclusive interview that the companies’ expanded partnership is its most successful to date.

The partnership was spurred by a shared vision to revolutionize aircraft connectivity and enhance operational efficiency. FLYHT recognized OSS as an ideal collaborator due to its proven track record in delivering edge computing solutions tailored for the aerospace sector.

FLYHT and OSS aim to achieve several key objectives. These include enhancing the performance and reliability of avionics systems, streamlining data management processes, fortifying cybersecurity measures, and ensuring compliance with stringent regulatory standards. Knowles and Jacobs elaborates that the synergy between FLYHT’s domain knowledge in aviation and OSS’s proficiency in edge computing creates a formidable alliance poised to address the evolving needs of the industry.

Since the announcement, the teams have been diligently working on joint initiatives to integrate FLYHT’s avionics solutions with OSS’ edge computing platforms. These efforts focus on optimizing connectivity and communication in aircraft operations, ultimately delivering tangible benefits to customers and end-users.

By processing data closer to its source, edge computing minimizes latency and enhances the responsiveness of avionics systems, thereby improving overall operational efficiency.

From enabling seamless inflight connectivity to facilitating predictive maintenance and fuel optimization, the combined solution offers a myriad of benefits for airlines, operators, and passengers alike.

Knowles and Jacobs go into detail on how the collaboration addresses critical challenges in data management, cybersecurity, and regulatory compliance, ensuring that aviation stakeholders can confidently embrace the digital transformation.

Both share, first hand, how FLYHT and OSS are committed to scaling and expanding their 5G avionics solutions to meet the evolving demands of the industry. Customers can expect a phased rollout of these solutions, with tangible benefits and outcomes poised to materialize in the near future.

Watch the full video interview here