Today consumers expect seamless connectivity, choice, and flexibility in everything they do. Be it the food they eat or the movies they watch. The same is true when they travel as the choice and flexibility are expected from the airline. Traditionally, this has been hard to achieve in the aerospace industry due to the notorious strict regulations and long certification cycles. Even non-safety critical software has to go through the rigorous certification process, stifling the innovation and agility required for getting passenger-focused content and services on-board quick.
At the same time, on the ground, best practices in the software industry have given us the means to solve such challenges. These practices and tools are rapidly getting adopted in the automotive and media industry. But shaping these tools for the aviation industry's needs is the real hurdle.
Axinom's decade of experience in aviation and even longer experience in the software industry has allowed us to develop tools to solve these challenges. Axinom Mosaic is a platform that includes all the components required to centrally manage own or third-party digital content or services both on-ground and on-board. It opens up the tightly regulated digital services in aerospace to innovative applications and on-board services. It simplifies and unites the various digital passenger, cockpit, cabin, and crew services and systems, including IFE (In-flight Entertainment), connectivity, IoT (Internet of Things), and ancillary services.
Using Axinom On-board Cloud, we enable the benefits of cloud services on-board an aircraft. It ensures true isolation of all applications and services by encapsulating them in separate Docker containers. All digital services and UMS (user-modifiable software) can get on-board and operate without the hassle of long certification cycles. Of the many possible use cases for Axinom On-board Cloud, the most prominent one is smart cabin services enabled by the different sensors and other on-board IoT devices.