Inmarsat appoints new SVP of Business and General Aviation

Kai Tang has been appointed senior vice president of Business and General Aviation (BGA) at Inmarsat.

Tang (pictured left) will be responsible for Inmarsat’s portfolio of connectivity services for the business aviation industry, including its global, high-speed Jet ConneX in-flight Wi-Fi solution. In addition, he will oversee next year’s business aviation launch of the European Aviation Network (EAN), the world’s first inflight broadband that combines dedicated satellite coverage with a complementary LTE-based ground network.

Philip Balaam, president, Inmarsat Aviation, said: “Kai has made a huge contribution to Inmarsat since he joined seven years ago. In particular, he was instrumental in the strategy and development of the Global Xpress network. Through his experience with the US Navy, and Inmarsat Government, and working closely with our channel partners, Kai brings a broad skill set and range of experience that I have no doubt will be of great value as we continue to build on the success of our BGA business.”

Commenting on his appointment, Tang said, “BGA is an exciting area for Inmarsat and for the in-flight connectivity industry as a whole, both now and looking forward. Inmarsat already has a well-established ecosystem of world class partners and OEMs delivering our market-leading solutions in this space and I’m very much looking forward to working with them.”

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