Under a new dealership agreement with onboard cybersecurity solutions provider CCX Technologies, West Star Aviation will sell, install and maintain onboard products that provide actionable security capabilities and flight data.
“It is gratifying to see the aviation industry recognising the critical need for onboard cybersecurity solutions and actionable data,” said Chris Bartlett, president of CCX Technologies. “Having West Star join our growing team of authorised cybersecurity dealers gives customers greater access to our products and services. We are eager to work with their team to develop and deliver tailored onboard cybersecurity solutions.”
CCX Technologies’ offerings are installed on the aircraft, giving operators the ability to monitor their inflight networks with data sourced directly from the aircraft. The AP-250 provides actionable data showing what’s happening on the aircraft. CCX Technologies also offers enhanced solutions through proprietary and customised features or integrations.
“All this recent attention on security breaches has encouraged operators to want onboard cybersecurity,” said Aaron Berg, avionics technical sales manager at West Star Aviation GJT. “It’s a rising concern and an emerging trend we see escalating. At West Star Aviation, we work hard to lead the market. Adding the CCX Technologies cybersecurity product portfolio allows us to deliver the best technological innovations to our clients. As we’ve learned, the AP-250 and dataPHY products are the type of innovation aviation needs – particularly with more and more aircraft becoming connected. We’re looking forward to helping our clients with CCX Technologies’ cybersecurity and actionable data solutions.”
The AP-250 features two dual-band wi-fi radios with encryption and a 0.5km range, plus a 1TB solid-state drive with all data encrypted at rest. Equipped with Advanced LTE and a custom antenna, the AP-250 is designed to enable higher throughput, lower power consumption, and better coverage so more users can connect. The dataPHY is a compact device that receives onboard avionics databus data such as ARINC 429 for advanced monitoring for anomalies and other flight-critical data events.