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1. CA2928514 - SERVICES FONDES SUR L'EMPLACEMENT A BORD D'UN AERONEF

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What is claimed is:
1. A system for providing location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices, the system comprising: a plurality of wireless beacons that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft, each wireless beacon configured to broadcast a unique identifier (ID) in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices; and a location server configured to receive a message from a mobile device that indicates at least one ID received by the mobile device, to identify location information for the mobile device within the passenger cabin based on the at least one ID, to identify an overhead storage bin that is proximate to the mobile device, to determine an availability of storage space within the overhead bin, and to provide information that indicates the availability to the mobile device for display via an interface of the mobile device.
2. The system of claim 1 wherein: the location server is configured to modify a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the location information, and to provide the modified map to the mobile device for display via the interface.
3. The system of claim 1 wherein: the location server is configured to modify a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the availability, and to provide the modified map to the mobile device for display via the interface.
4. The system of claim 1 wherein: the location server is configured to identify an assigned seat for a passenger
associated with the mobile device, to identify a route for the passenger to the assigned seat based on the location information, and to provide information that indicates the route to the mobile device for display via the interface.
5. The system of claim 4 wherein: the location server is configured to modify a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the route, and to provide the modified map to the mobile device for display via the interface.
6. The system of claim 4 or 5 wherein: the location server is configured to direct the mobile device to provide haptic feedback to the passenger responsive to the passenger being proximate to the assigned seat.
7. The system of claim 1 wherein: the location server is configured to detect a call button activation for a seat, to receive messages from mobile devices of crew members that indicate IDs received by the mobile devices, and to identify location information for each of the crew members based on the IDs; and the location server is configured to identify a crew member that is proximate to the seat based on the location information for each of the crew members, and to notify the crew member of the call button activation. 8 The system of claim 1 wherein: the location server is configured to identify an aircraft component scheduled for one of installation, removal, and maintenance that is proximate to the mobile device based on the location information, and to provide information that indicates the aircraft component to the mobile device for display via the interface.
9. A method for providing location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices, the method comprising: broadcasting, by each of a plurality of wireless beacons that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft, a unique identifier (ID) in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices; receiving, by a location server, a message from a mobile device that indicates at least one ID received by the mobile device; identifying, by the location server, location information for the mobile device within the passenger cabin based on the at least one ID; identifying, by the location server, an overhead storage bin that is proximate to the mobile device; determining, by the location server, an availability of storage space within the overhead bin; and providing, to the mobile device, information that indicates the availability to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
10. The method of claim 9 further comprising: modifying a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the location information; and providing the modified map to the mobile device.
11. The method of claim 9 wherein providing the information that indicates the availability to the mobile device further comprises: modifying a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the availability; and providing the modified map to the mobile device.
12. The method of claim 9 further comprising: identifying, by the location server, an assigned seat for a passenger associated with the mobile device; identifying, by the location server, a route for the passenger to the assigned seat based on the location information; and providing, by the location server, information that indicates the route to the mobile device.
13. The method of claim 12 wherein providing the information that indicates the route further comprises. modifying a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the route; and providing the modified map to the mobile device.
14. The method of claim 12 or 13 further comprising: directing, by the location server, the mobile device to provide haptic feedback to the passenger responsive to the passenger being proximate to the assigned seat.
15. The method of claim 9 further comprising: detecting, by the location server, a call button activation for a seat; receiving, by the location server, messages from mobile devices of crew members that indicate IDs received by the mobile devices; identifying, by the location server, location information for each of the crew members based on the IDs; identifying, by the location server, a crew member that is proximate to the seat based on the location information for each of the crew members; and notifying, by the location server, the crew member of the call button activation.
16. The method of claim 9 further comprising: identifying, by the location server, an aircraft component scheduled for at least one of installation, removal, or maintenance that is proximate to the mobile device based on the location information; and providing, by the location server, information that indicates the aircraft component to the mobile device for display to the user.
17. A system for providing location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices, the system comprising: a plurality of wireless beacons that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft, each wireless beacon configured to broadcast a unique identifier (ID) in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices; and a location server configured to detect a call button activation for a seat, to receive messages from mobile devices of crew members that indicate IDs received by the mobile devices, and to identify location information for each of the crew members based on the IDs, the location server further configured to identify a crew member that is proximate to the seat based on the location information for each of the crew members, and to notify the crew member of the call button activation.
18. A system for providing location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices, the system comprising: a plurality of wireless beacons that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft, each wireless beacon configured to broadcast a unique identifier (ID) in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices; and a location server configured to receive a message from a mobile device that indicates at least one ID received by the mobile device, to identify location information for the mobile device within the passenger cabin based on the at least one ID, the location server further configured to identify an aircraft component scheduled for at least one of installation, removal, or maintenance that is proximate to the mobile device based on the location information, and to provide information that indicates the aircraft component to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
19. A method for providing location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices, the method comprising: broadcasting, by each of a plurality of wireless beacons that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft, a unique identifier (ID) in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices; receiving, by a location server, a message from a mobile device that indicates at least one ID received by the mobile device; identifying, by the location server, an aircraft component scheduled for at least one of installation, removal, or maintenance that is proximate to the mobile device based on the location information; and providing, by the location server, information that indicates the aircraft component to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
20. A system for providing location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices, the system comprising: a plurality of wireless beacons that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft, each wireless beacon configured to broadcast a unique identifier (ID) in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices; and a location server configured to receive a message from a mobile device that indicates at least one ID received by the mobile device, to identify location information for the mobile
device within the passenger cabin based on the at least one ID, to modify a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the location information, and to provide the modified map to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the modified map via the mobile device.
21. The system of claim 20 wherein: the location server is configured to identify an overhead storage bin that is proximate to the mobile device, to determine an availability of storage space within the overhead bin, and to provide information that indicates the availability to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
22. The system of claim 21 wherein: the location server is configured to modify the map of the Layout Of Passenger
Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the availability, and to provide the modified map to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the modified map via the mobile device.
23. The system of any one of claims 20 to 22 wherein: the location server is configured to identify an assigned seat for a passenger
associated with the mobile device, to identify a route for the passenger to the assigned seat based on the location information, and to provide information that indicates the route to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
24. The system of claim 23 wherein: the location server is configured to modify the map of the Layout Of Passenger
Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the route, and to provide the modified map to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the modified map via the mobile device.
25. The system of claim 23 or 24 wherein: the location server is configured to direct the mobile device to provide haptic feedback to the passenger responsive to the passenger being proximate to the assigned seat.
26. The system of claim 20 wherein: the location server is configured to detect a call button activation for a seat, to receive messages from mobile devices of crew members that indicate IDs received by the mobile devices, and to identify location information for each of the crew members based on the IDs; and the location server is configured to identify a crew member that is proximate to the scat based on the location information for each of the crew members, and to notify the crew member of the call button activation
27. The system of claim 20 wherein: the location server is configured to identify an aircraft component scheduled for at least one of installation, removal, or maintenance that is proximate to the mobile device based on the location information, and to provide information that indicates the aircraft component to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
28. A method for providing location-based services onboard an aircraft for users having mobile devices, the method comprising: broadcasting, by each of a plurality of wireless beacons that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft, a unique identifier (ID) in a broadcast area for receipt by the mobile devices; receiving, by a location server, a message from a mobile device that indicates at least one ID received by the mobile device; identifying, by the location server, location information for the mobile device within the passenger cabin based on the at least one ID; and modifying, by the location server, a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the location information; and providing, by the location server, the modified map to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the modified map via the mobile device.
29. The method of claim 28 further comprising: identifying, by the location server, an overhead storage bin that is proximate to the mobile device; determining, by the location server, an availability of storage space within the overhead bin; and providing information that indicates the availability to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
30. The method of claim 29 wherein providing the information to the mobile device further comprises: modifying the map of the Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the availability; and providing the modified map to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the modified map via the mobile device.
31. The method of any one of claims 28 to 30 further comprising: identifying, by the location server, an assigned seat for a passenger associated with the mobile device; identifying, by the location server, a route for the passenger to the assigned seat based on the location information; and providing, by the location server, information that indicates the route to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
32. The method of claim 31 wherein providing the information further comprises: modifying the map of the Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft to indicate the route; and providing the modified map to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the modified map via the mobile device.
33. The method of claim 31 or 32 further comprising: directing, by the location server, the mobile device to provide haptic feedback to the passenger responsive to the passenger being proximate to the assigned seat.
34. The method of claim 28 further comprising: detecting, by the location server, a call button activation for a seat, receiving, by the location server, messages from mobile devices of crew members that indicate IDs received by the mobile devices, identifying, by the location server, location information for each of the crew members based on the IDs; identifying, by the location server, a crew member that is proximate to the seat based on the location information for each of the crew members; and notifying, by the location server, the crew member of the call button activation.
35. The method of claim 28 further comprising: identifying, by the location server, an aircraft component scheduled for at least one of installation, removal, or maintenance that is proximate to the mobile device based on the location information; and providing, by the location server, information that indicates the aircraft component to the mobile device to facilitate a display of the information via the mobile device.
36. A system comprising: a Power over Ethernet (PoE) network onboard an aircraft; a plurality of wireless beacons 'electrically coupled to the PoE network that are dispersed at fixed locations within a passenger cabin of the aircraft and configured to broadcast unique identifiers (IDs) proximate to the locations; and a location server electrically coupled to PoE network that is configured to receive at least one of the IDs from a Personal Electronic Device (PED) of a passenger, and to identify a location of the PED within the passenger cabin based on the at least one of the IDs, the location server further configured to identify a map of a Layout Of Passenger Accommodations (LOPA) for the aircraft, to modify the map to indicate the location of the PED within the passenger cabin, and to transmit the modified map to the PED.
37. The system of claim 36 wherein: the location server is configured to identify an assigned seat for the passenger, to identify a route for the passenger from the location of the PED to the assigned seat, and to modify the map to indicate the route; and the location server configured to transmit the modified map indicating the route to the PED.