"On April 15, 2015 a Senior Manager with United
Airlines' Cyber Security Intelligence Department,
advised that United Airlines flight 1474 was equipped
with a Thales IFE system with seatback monitors. Two
SEBs are installed in each row. One SEB is installed on
each side of the airplane aisle. A SEB is installed
under seat 2A and a SEB is installed under seat 3A.
Senior Manager with United Airlines' Cyber Security
Intelligence Department advised the FBI that EICAS
refers to the Engine Indication Crew Alerting System.
The EICAS provides the pilots with information about the
"According to a Senior Manager with United Airlines'
Cyber Security Intelligence Department , the portion of
Chris Roberts' tweet "PASS OXYGEN ON" may refer to the
passenger oxygen masks on the aircraft. ICE is a
possible acronym for In Flight Communications Equipment
or Integrated Communications Equipment.
"On April 15, 2015 Chris Roberts changed aircraft after
arriving in Chicago and
flew to Syracuse, New York
on United Airlines flight 3642. United Airlines flight
3642 was not equipped with an
"United Airlines aircraft with tail number 3260 flew
from Chicago to Philadelphia on April 15, 2015. The flight
number was 1607. The flight arrived at gate D13 at Philadelphia International
Airport on April 15, 2015.
"On April 15, 2015, a Special Agent with the FBI
inspected the SEBs in the first class cabin on United
Airlines 737 aircraft, flight 1607 at gate D13 at the
Airport. A Special Agent
with the FBI advised that the SEBs under seats 2A and 3A
showed signs of tampering."
Roberts claims he learned of the software glitches about
six years ago when he was given flight manuals of
different aircraft, which included wiring diagrams that
showed how in-flight entertainment systems on some
planes were connected to the passenger satellite phone
network, which included functions for operating some
cabin control systems. Roberts claims he accessed
in-flight networks through the Seat Electronic Box, or
SEB about 15 times during various flights, between 2011
a result of so much attention that has been brought to
this case, investors on the board of directors at
OneWorldLabs have decided to pull back financial support
and as a result the company has had to layoff more than
a dozen of its employees. Roberts said “The board has
deemed it a risk... Their decision was not to fund the
organization any further.”