AeroMobile appoints Rogers as new CEO

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New chief looks to add ten more airlines to in-flight operator’s customer-base by the end of the year

Aviation telecoms firm AeroMobile has appointed Kevin Rogers as its new CEO to accelerate the adoption of its services by more airlines.

He takes over from Pal Bjordal who has been in the role for two and a half years and leaves the company.

The operator supplies an in-flight service to allow passengers to make calls, send texts and use data in the cabin.

Rogers was previously head of the revenue department at the UK-based firm having joined in 2008 from takes over from parent company Telenor, where he was director of group marketing.

Since its formation in 2008, over 15 million passengers have connected to the AeroMobile network in-flight. It is currently available on ten airlines including Emirates, Etihad and Virgin Atlantic.

“I’m delighted to be taking over the reins at such a crucial stage in the company’s development,” Rogers said. “This year we’ve already seen traffic on the network outstrip the last six months of 2012, and we’re aiming to double the number of airlines offering the AeroMobile service before the end of the year.

“Pal has laid the foundations for a very exciting phase in AeroMobile’s development; we have seen accelerated growth over the past 12 months and 2013 promises to be a landmark year for us.”

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