THE south central Kansas (US) region could develop a real-time networked communications airborne Internet with specialised air cargo data sets that can be used to track airfreight shipments.
This is part of the Blueprint for Regional Economic Growth (BREG), a 10-county regional economic development effort. There are eight economic clusters in BREG, and two are aerospace and transport and logistics, which will form part of a combined working team.
StarNet managing director, Paul Masson, project manager for the blueprint of BREG, says the working team may identify developments that will advance networked communications that could, “migrate up to the air cargo sector”.
Masson adds that the team is yet to meet and identify specific activities, such as vehicle systems or airborne communications, which would support the air cargo industry. He says the aerospace and transport and logistics team will look at airborne networking operations, air cargo operators and airport capacity.