This interview with Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat’s VP and GM for mobility, complements the special feature on the future of inflight connectivity in our September 2017 issue. In part one, Rasmussen discusses trends in connectivity and how Intelsat is preparing its Epic NG high-throughput satellite fleet to prepare for a surge in connected commercial aircraft, from roughly 6,500 today, to around 17,000 by 2021.
Ever since his first flight on a TriStar, Adam has loved air travel, and since becoming editor of the Aircraft Interiors International brand he has really enjoyed the opportunity to be involved with the latest aircraft and airline products before they are even launched. Adam co-ordinates the running of the magazine, from commissioning articles and artwork, to ensuring that high standards of quality are maintained, as well as managing online content. Adam is proud to sit on the jury of the Crystal Cabin Awards and to have laid on the bed in Etihad's Residence.