Insight | Aviation CAP Programme: the cutting edge initiative that allows app developers access to SB-S


Aviation CAP Programme: the cutting edge initiative that allows app developers access to SB-S

Enabling the trailblazers of tomorrow

The Aviation CAP Programme opens the door to the aviation industry for established application providers and developers, serving as a platform for those wanting to expand their business, increase application usage and open new revenue streams globally. It involves a two-step certification process to test and optimise applications compatible with SB-S.

Game-changing resources and support

A large suite of benefits awaits app developers whose applications are certified by the Aviation CAP Programme. These application providers receive an expanded eco-system of expertise and technical support, ranging from test environments and software development kits to promotion in Inmarsat’s ‘solutions labs’ – which increase awareness of new apps amongst its customers. Every application provider will also get an exclusive Inmarsat badge of certification for marketing materials, showcasing the application’s credibility and acceptance for use over Inmarsat’s networks.

CAP programme partners

The list of Aviation CAP Programme partners for Inmarsat's SB-S platform is growing quickly with a wide range of applications becoming available.

Fully flexible for every provider

The Aviation CAP Programme supports both commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ applications that might require simple optimisation and applications that require more development and integration before use on Inmarsat networks.

John Broughton, Vice President, Safety and Operational Services, at Inmarsat Aviation said: “SB-S sets a new standard for flight deck communications, ensuring the aviation industry can take full advantage of IP connectivity in the air, today and in the future. Our new Aviation CAP Programme not only opens up a wealth of opportunity for existing applications providers and developers to further their innovative solutions, it means we can offer the heightened safety and streamlined operations applications airlines demand.”

Paving the way for digital transformation in the sky, Inmarsat will continue spearheading the airline industry’s evolution with the Aviation CAP Programme, part of a wider company initiative to bring the benefits of third party applications to its customers.