The connected aircraft starts with fewer wires! How Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) is revolutionizing aircraft IFE systems

Bandwidth-hungry electronics are increasing on aircraft as passengers and crews expect more from in-flight entertainment, cabin lighting, security and freight monitors, and other features.

A significant amount of wiring and connectors is required to enable these capabilities, and designers need to implement smarter connectivity solutions without adding weight.

Modeled on the success in the automotive industry, the ARINC 854 Cabin Equipment Network Bus standard brings Single Pair Ethernet (SPE) to aircraft!

This webinar explores how the adoption of Ethernet technology is evolving to support the SWaP and performance needs of modern aircraft cabin networks.

ARINC 854 Single Pair Ethernet technology

  • Saves up to 70% system-level weight,
  • Cutting space and complexity by 30% compared to current eight-conductor solutions.
  • Allows for 50% faster termination time compared to existing installations.

The Webinar’s speaker panel – experts from TE Connectivity – will discuss:

  • The origin of single pair ethernet and how it transitions from autos to aircraft
  • Technical advantages of single-pair ethernet
  • SWaP, performance, and implementation advantages of single-pair ethernet
  • Future provisions of ethernet technology in aircraft


  • Clint Schlosser, Product Manager, TE Connectivity
  • Robert Moore, Snr. Principal Engineer, TE Connectivity
  • Emilie Ebnet – Distribution Sales Manager, TE Connectivity

Meet TE Connectivity at AIX 2022

Aircraft Interiors Expo (AIX) is the world’s leading cabin interiors event where airlines and the supply chain to meet and has been for over 20 years. AIX plays host to the latest innovations, technologies and products for the cabin interiors, inflight entertainment and passenger comfort industries.

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