Aero-News learned this week
airborne telecommunications developer AirCell has named Robin Salem
its new Senior Vice President, Strategy & Business Development.
Based at the company’s new facility in Itasca, IL, Salem will
be responsible for leading the company’s strategic
partnership, alliance-building and business strategy functions.
"Robin's vast global experience in the wireless, cellular &
telecommunications industries will be a great asset as we continue
developing our revolutionary new broadband service for US airlines
and business aircraft," said Jack W. Blumenstein, AirCell President
Set for introduction in early 2008, AirCell's new broadband
service will include robust Wi-Fi hotspots that allow airline
passengers to surf the Internet, use e-mail, and log on to their
corporate VPN's using their personal 802.11b/g-equipped Wi-Fi data
devices. The system will also offer airline operational
communications capabilities and provide a path to a wealth of
future cabin services.
The new service will also be available to business aircraft
operators, offering a similar set of broadband features. Customers
who currently use an AirCell Axxess™ communications system
aboard their aircraft can easily add the new AirCell broadband
link, by installing the appropriate radio and a small,
Prior to joining AirCell, Salem served as Senior Vice President
of Business Development of Nomadix, Inc., a leading Wi-Fi access
gateway and web-content service provider. Earlier in his career,
Salem served as Vice President of Business Development &
Strategy of Motorola's $5 billion cellular service business, as
well as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of CPDI, a leading
telecom OSS/BSS and wireless data solution provider.
Salem holds a Master's degree in Economics from University of
Essex, UK, and is a Chartered Accountant from England &
AirCell designs, manufactures, markets and supports a full line
of airborne telecommunication systems for the Business Aviation,
General Aviation, Government and Air Transport markets.