Affectionately called the 'Badger' by friends and colleagues, Brendan was a consummate professional, a true gentleman, and a downright lovely person. He was also an expert in the field of in-flight communications, and will be sorely missed by all who knew him or worked with him.
As one in-flight connectivity provider said today: "What a wonderful man and beyond-talented journo. What a loss for the world, and for the airborne comms space."
A few weeks ago, at the EBACE business aircraft show in Geneva, I had the pleasure of joining Brendan in interviewing Thrane & Thrane on board a King Air 200 about the firm's new Aviator 200 in-flight connectivity solution. This is how I will remember Brendan, asking the tough questions and clearly loving his profession. May he rest in peace.