GENEVA, SWITZERLAND [2014 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition] – May 19, 2014 – Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces that its business aviation group, Aircell, has appointed Shuaib Shahid to the position of Manager, Service Sales.
In his new position, Shuaib is responsible for developing the company’s Inmarsat-based service initiatives in the global business aviation market, including the new SwiftBroadband airtime programs being unveiled today. He reports to Andy Geist, Aircell’s Senior Vice President, Business Aviation Solutions, and is based in London.
John Wade, Aircell’s Executive Vice President and General Manager, said, “We’re pleased to welcome Shuaib to our team – his knowledge and expertise will be of great value to our business aviation customers, particularly those in the European region.”
Prior to joining Aircell, Shuaib held technical and sales positions of increasing responsibility in the aeronautical and telecommunications sectors. Deeply experienced with in-flight connectivity services and the worldwide business aviation market, he spent several years with Inmarsat plc in London. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Space Mission Analysis and Design, and a Bachelor of Engineering Degree (with honors) in Avionics; both from the University of Glasgow.
For more information about Aircell’s new SwiftBroadband airtime programs, business aircraft operators should contact Shuaib Shahid, Business Development – Inmarsat Services, on +44 75 8563 3323 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Aircell, a Gogo company, is a leading provider of in-flight connectivity equipment and services to the business aviation market. Through a full range of services including voice, Internet, cockpit data and more, Aircell increases the productivity, safety, and enjoyment of the business aviation travel experience. Headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, USA, Aircell is an AS9100-certified company serving a global customer base with an authorized dealer/distributor network that spans six continents. A trusted brand in airborne communications, Aircell is a factory option at every major business aircraft manufacturer and installed on the world’s largest fractional ownership fleets. The only company to offer equipment for three of the industry’s most popular network technologies – Iridium Satellite, Inmarsat SwiftBroadband and Gogo Biz® – Aircell provides advice and solutions addressing any customer need, aircraft type, or geography.
A Collier Trophy nominee and the recipient of several dozen awards for innovation, Aircell is widely credited with many of the industry’s most influential historical achievements, beginning with the groundbreaking airborne cellular concept that launched the company in 1991. Connect with us at www.aircell.com and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aircellbizav.
Gogo is the global leader of in-flight connectivity and wireless in-flight digital entertainment solutions. Using Gogo's exclusive products and services, passengers with Wi-Fi enabled devices can get online on more than 2,000 Gogo equipped commercial aircraft. In-flight connectivity partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Air Canada, AirTran Airways, Alaska Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Japan Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Virgin America. In-flight entertainment partners include Aeromexico, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Japan Airlines, Scoot and US Airways. In addition to its commercial airline business, Gogo has more than 6,500 business aircraft outfitted with its communications services.
Back on the ground, Gogo's 600+ employees in Itasca, IL, Broomfield, CO and London are working to continually redefine flying as a productive, socially connected, and all-around more satisfying experience. Connect with Gogo at www.gogoair.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gogo and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/gogo.