Webinars and Training Enhancements

At SD, we have always emphasized the importance of educating our industry peers to ensure onboard connectivity systems and ground operations are optimized. We are continuously developing new content and courses to support the rapid technology developments in our sector. With global lockdowns in place due to COVID-19, we know that a significant number of aviation professionals are working from home and may be able to take advantage of this time to focus on training. In response, we have made enhancements to our online Learning Management System (LMS) to provide more materials to wider audiences, including webinars, online training videos, and lectures delivered by subject matter experts from SD as well as leading industry partners.

The SD Webinar Series has been introduced as a direct response to COVID-19. In place of the annual Connecting with Customers (CwC) workshops held around the world, the topics reflect the full spectrum of the SD offering with themes including hardware updates, software functionality, flight deck datalink services and details about the expanding range of SD products.

  • 02 June – SD Pro and SD PostFlight
  • 16 June – SD Cybersecurity
  • 30 June – Inmarsat Partner Update
  • 14 July – Optimizing Cabin Bandwidth
  • 28 July – Intelsat Partner Update

The new SD Lecture Series delivers absorbing material presented by leading industry experts and captured on video at this year’s SD Connecting with Customers (CwC) education and customer appreciation event. The presentations incorporate the latest in connectivity innovation alongside discussions on future technology from SD partners across the satellite and OEM spectrum. The series delivers a fascinating big-picture-view of the increasingly complex nature of aviation connectivity and the future of flight operations.

SD is also offering the opportunity for delegates to receive professional accreditations, completely online. Aimed at crewmembers and customized for each flight department, aeroCNCT is a professional certification that provides delegates with the knowledge, ability, and confidence to troubleshoot basic in-flight connectivity issues. SD also offers the CyberSAFE certification, covering cybersecurity knowledge for end users, completely virtually. In addition, for advanced aviation IT professionals holding the SD aeroIT® certificate, the industry’s first professional information technology aviation accreditation, SD has made renewal certification available online. With initial courses launched just four years ago, many holders are due for renewal.

To complement the webinars and recorded lectures, SD’s “How To” and “What Is” informational videos introduce general business connectivity concepts, such as satellite frequencies and VPNs, as well as detailed overviews of SD services including SD Pro software modules, FlightDeck Freedom datalink features, and SD mobile apps.

We anticipate the information resources available through our LMS will encourage individuals to stay up to date with their connectivity knowledge, so they are fully ready to return back to the workplace. After all, keeping people connected is always our mission.

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