OneWeb announces Head of Commercial Aviation

Tuesday 6th August 2019

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  • Ben Griffin - Vice President for Commercial Aviation at OneWeb

OneWeb, the global communications company whose mission is to connect everyone, everywhere, is pleased to announce that Ben Griffin has been appointed to the role of Vice President for Commercial Aviation, leading its newly formed Commercial Aviation team.

In his new role, based at OneWeb's White City, London HQ, Ben is responsible for delivering in-flight connectivity solutions, harnessing the power of Low Earth Orbit satellites with unprecedented speed and low latency, to the airline fraternity.  

Ben brings 20 years' aviation experience to OneWeb, the last 15 of which were spent in the aircraft connectivity sector, most recently with Inmarsat for eight years.    He will bring deep experience of the connected aircraft world to OneWeb.

Ben Griffin commented: "I am delighted to have joined a company with so much potential. The OneWeb offering is by a long way, simply the best technology, best suited to the aviation market. It stands to significantly change the landscape of passenger connectivity with its ability to deliver consistently strong internet coverage across the world in a way that is often promised, but rarely delivered."

He added: "Right now airlines are not getting value for what they are paying for, nor a consistently acceptable level of service globally.  We we will change that when our service goes live and we invite passengers to not only bring their own device, but to use their own device, which will bring huge benefits to both passengers and airlines.”

OneWeb will power applications in aviation using global availability of high capacity speeds and lowest latency, delivering seamless broadband to ultimately maximize the passenger experience.    

International aviation debut planned at APEX EXPO in September

OneWeb is building a global communications network in space with an initial constellation of 650 satellites in Low Earth Orbit, scaling up to 1,980 satellites that will be 1,200 km from Earth, to deliver a connectivity everywhere.   With a successful launch of its first satellites in February 2019 and recent high-speed video streaming during its system tests, OneWeb is on track to begin monthly launches starting in December 2019 as it prepares for partial service in 2020 and global commercial service in 2021.

OneWeb will be attending APEX EXPO in Los Angeles, California from September 9th to 12th.

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