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Bill Peltola Joins Inmarsat as Senior Director Aviation Services - Asia Pacific

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Inmarsat has appointed Bill Peltola as Senior Director, Aviation Services in the Asia Pacific region.

 In this role, Bill will be responsible for developing market opportunities for Inmarsat aviation services in the region, building on the companys long standing leadership position in satellite-based, aviation safety services and introducing Global Xpress (GX), a globally available superfast mobile broadband service, delivered through Ka-band.

Bill joins Inmarsats aviation team from Panasonic Avionics Corporation, where he was instrumental in the development and implementation of connectivity services offered by its Global Communications Services group. Prior to this, he held senior level positions with aircraft connectivity companies including AirCell (Gogo), Stratos and British Telecom.

 Bill brings a wealth of aviation industry experience to Inmarsat, spanning avionics systems, passenger services, and regulatory requirements across a number of connectivity technologies; in markets including air transport, business aviation, and the government sector, said Miranda Mills, Vice President, Aerospace, Global Xpress. His strong background in aviation connectivity will be put to good use in the Asia Pacific region as we expand our already broad offering with the introduction of our unique, high bandwidth aviation services. Demand for aviation connectivity is expanding rapidly in this region and his experience will be extremely valuable to our partners and their customers as we launch our first GX satellite at the end of 2013.

Inmarsats GX service will offer a combination of seamless global coverage from a single operator, and download speeds of up to 50Mbps. Services will be delivered over Inmarsats next generation of satellites, the Inmarsat-5s, with the first satellite scheduled for launch by the end of 2013. Global coverage is planned for the end of 2014.

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