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AeroMACS as the Standardized Solution for Aviation Worldwide


The WiMAX Forum to Host Webinar on Why This Wireless Broadband Technology Has Been Chosen to Provide Connectivity on the Airport Surface


CLACKAMAS, OR – March 16, 2016 – This month, the WiMAX Forum® will host a free live webinar on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8AM PDT called “Expect Enormous Changes in Aviation Performance with Certified AeroMACS,” which is open to all seeking more information. For additional details and registration, please click here.

The WiMAX Forum, the global body that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based on IEEE Standard 802.16, with the help of its member companies continues its efforts to the advancement of the Aeronautical Mobile Airport Communication System (AeroMACS) globally. AeroMACS is the wireless broadband communications system that supports the transmission of safety and regularity of flight data for both fixed and mobile applications on the airport surface. Spectrum is available for use today, and AeroMACS supports hundreds of applications and benefits all stakeholders in the vast aviation industry. AeroMACS already plays a major role in reducing flight delays with detailed real-time data and operating more efficiently to handle more traffic. Additionally, it lowers operating costs, financial risk, and fuel consumption while reducing the risk of airport mishap and time spent maneuvering in congested areas.

Certified AeroMACS products will soon be available. The WiMAX Forum AeroMACS Designated Certification Laboratory (ADCL) is now scheduling Wave 1 AeroMACS Certification. The Aviation Working Group (AWG) has approved the Radio Conformance Tests procedures to support this activity, and AWG members are now developing procedures for Protocol Conformance Testing, Interoperability Testing, and any remaining testing to support AeroMACS Certification Wave 2, which is expected to occur later this year.

Learn from industry experts how AeroMACS has been chosen as the technology of choice to provide wireless connectivity on the airport surface for the Aviation Industry and the global major deployments. In this free webinar, the speakers will address key questions about the technology:

  • AeroMACS Overview – Hosted by Declan Byrne, President, WiMAX Forum
  • FAA Overview – Hosted by Brent Phillips, Senior Systems Engineer, FAA
  • EUROCONTROL Overview – Hosted by Nikos Fistas, Senior COM Expert, EUROCONTROL
  • Security & Certification Overview – Hosted by Brian Crowe, Vice Chair, WiMAX
    Forum Aviation Working Group - Sr. Advisory Engineer, Hitachi

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“With the FAA’s and EUROCONTROL’s support and the developments in AeroMACS security and certification, there will be increasingly more AeroMACS deployments, which will dramatically improve the experience for all stakeholders on the airport surface on a global scale,” said Declan Byrne.

Next month, Declan Byrne, Dr. Nima PourNejatian, and Brian Crowe will present more information and updates about AeroMACS at the ICNS Conference. Declan Byrne and Dr. Nima PourNejatian will discuss “AeroMACS: How to Warrant Interoperability,” and Brian Crowe will present “Proposed AeroMACS Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) as a Model for Global and National Regulatory PKI Deployments” on Tuesday, April 19, 2016. For more details, please visit:

Throughout the year, we plan to attend and participate in the following aviation-focused events: ACI-NA Annual Conference, AAAE Annual Conference, AEEC AeroMACS Working Group, ATCA, Industry of Things World USA, Wireless China Beijing, World ATM Congress, and more.


About the WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, not-for-profit organization that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products based upon IEEE Standard 802.16. The WiMAX Forum’s primary goal is to accelerate the adoption, deployment and expansion of WiMAX, AeroMACS, and WiGRID technologies across the globe while facilitating roaming agreements, sharing best practices within our membership and certifying products. WiMAX Forum and WiGRID Certified® products are interoperable and support broadband fixed, nomadic, portable, and mobile services. The WiMAX Forum works closely with service providers and regulators to ensure that WiMAX Forum Certified systems meet customer and government requirements. For more information, visit