August 6 2019  |  People

Ben Griffin joins OneWeb team

By Rick Lundstrom

OneWeb announced today Ben Griffin has been appointed Vice President for Commercial Aviation, leading its newly formed Commercial Aviation team.

In his new role, based at OneWeb's White City, London, headquarters he will be responsible for delivering in-flight connectivity solutions, harnessing the power of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites with speed and low latency, to airlines.

He has more than 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.

"I am delighted to have joined a company with so much potential,” said Griffin. “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."

OneWeb is building a global communications network with what the company says is an initial constellation of 650 satellites in Low Earth Orbit, scaling up to 1,980 satellites that will be 1,200 km from Earth. 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 9-12.

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