In the midst of a global crisis, the aviation industry is facing unprecedented times. It is during these moments that it is more critical than ever for leaders to come together to share insights, discuss current issues, demonstrate resilience, and pave a path forward to recovery. On April 29, 2020, many will join Inmarsat and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX), for a live streamed event to look at the future of aviation post-recovery. FlightPlan: Charting a Course into the Future will examine the current state of the aviation market and the latest predictions for recovery with leaders from Delta Air Lines, Avianca, ATAG, APEX, IATA, and many more.

“The global aviation industry is facing its darkest hour, with COVID-19 having far reaching implications for airlines, air travel infrastructure, and the broad ecosystem that supports them,” Philip Balaam, President of Inmarsat Aviation said in the company’s announcement. “Aviation leaders and experts will take part in FlightPlan to discuss pertinent topics such as the crisis, uncertainty around the timeframe for disruption and recovery, the long-term economic impact, and how we can improve resilience and accelerate recovery.”

As many are facing unique challenges brought on by this global pandemic, the industry has had to change the way it operates in such a short span of time. FlightPlan will comprise streamed interviews, virtual panels, live discussion, and interactive Q&As at a time when sharing information and views has never been more important.

Dr. Joe Leader, CEO of APEX, expressed great hope for the industry which has faced significant challenges before. “Our airline industry has faced countless challenges in the past, coming back with more strength, resolve, and innovative advances each and every time,” he said in a statement. “We face an enemy in COVID-19 unlike any other, but our industry will ‘flight back’ for our future with a tenacity that will keep our world healthy and interconnected.”

Our Connected Aviation Today team will be following the FlightPlan event and sharing updates from the event here. Register for the event at, or subscribe here for the latest updates.

Shany Seawright

About Shany Seawright

A senior executive at Strategic Communications Group and Managing Editor of Connected Aviation Today, as well as other publications, Seawright oversees the editorial direction of the publication and managed the editorial staff.