The aviation industry, including the Flightglobal community, is in mourning today after learning of the sudden passing of veteran industry journalist Brendan Gallagher.
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.