Missing AIX? Inmarsat Works With APEX To Fill The Gap


Updated: 05/12/20 – Share your predictions on the future of the aviation industry

At FlightPlan, hosted in partnership with APEX earlier this month, Inmarsat Aviation launched an interactive poll to gather views and predictions from across the industry on possible paths to recovery from COVID-19. Hundreds of responses have already been shared, but it’s not too late to have your say. To share your thoughts on where the future of aviation is headed, visit the live survey here.



Simple Flying would like to invite our readers to an upcoming event with a difference. Facing widespread event cancellations and a season of empty calendars, our friends at Inmarsat Aviation and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) have come up with a way to get everyone together, without breaching our lockdown conditions.

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Save the date for FlightPlan. Photo: Getty Images

The event is called FlightPlan, and will be held on April 29th from 9AM to 4PM British Summer Time (10AM -5PM UTC). We invite you to save the date, and to bookmark the website so you can join us in making this exciting event a resounding success.

On April 29, FlightPlan will bring together aviation leaders, industry bodies, global airlines, ecosystem partners, industry analysts and commentators through a combination of streamed interviews, virtual panels, live discussion and interactive Q&A.


What is FlightPlan?

FlightPlan will be a one day online event, broadcast worldwide on April 29th. Hosted by Inmarsat Aviation and APEX, the Airline Passenger Experience Association, the event is set to be a valuable addition to the calendars of aviation professionals.

With most industry events being canceled or suspended, there are few opportunities this year to share information and knowledge. And right now, with the industry facing its biggest challenge in history, it’s more important than ever that opportunities to exchange views and insights are created.

Vice President at Inmarsat Aviation, Dominic Walters told Simple Flying,


“We are all facing a deep and unprecedented challenge. A truly global crisis, with far reaching implications for airlines, air travel infrastructure and the broad ecosystems that support them.

“This challenge has intensified as we are forced to adapt to new ways of working and respond to uncertainty around the time frame for disruption and recovery, and the long-term impact on the global economy.

“It has never been more critical for businesses in all sectors to find new ways to come together, share insights and exchange views. However, the industry needed the right platform to make that happen. Inmarsat, with its experience of connecting the world, has joined forces with APEX, the Airline Passenger Experience Association, to develop this livestreamed event.”

It’s never been more important for the industry to talk. Photo: Getty Images

What’s happening at FlightPlan?

Taking place on April 29th, FlightPlan will bring together a range of aviation leaders, industry bodies, global airlines, ecosystem partners, industry analysts and commentators. Throughout the day, there will be a variety of streamed interviews, virtual panels, live discussion and interactive Q&A for all stakeholders to get involved with.

On the schedule so far are topics including:

  • Global and regional news updates
  • State of the industry analysis
  • COVID-19: Impact on the aviation industry & key learnings from previous crises
  • Sustainability in Aviation: Short and long-term solutions to tackling climate change
  • Next-generation passenger trends
  • The future of air travel technology
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Join us to share information on all the key issues. Photo: Getty Images

Industry authorities

In order to facilitate the event, APEX and Inmarsat have brought together some of the foremost authorities in the world of commercial aviation. These include:

  • Inmarsat Aviation
  • APEX
  • Panasonic
  • ESA
  • IATA
  • ATAG
  • ATW
  • Inflight
  • Simple Flying

It’s shaping up to be one of the most crucial events of the year, particularly as so many of the usual key industry events are unable to take place. Now, more than ever, is the time for the aviation industry to be talking, problem solving and looking to the future. Please do save the date, and join us for this important and innovative event.

The event will take place on April 29th. No need to register, just visit the website for further information as more details are announced. Visit the website here: https://flightplan.wavecast.io/