Gogo appoints new SVP for Europe and Middle East

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In-flight connectivity provider Gogo has appointed David Russell as senior vice president and general manager of Europe and the Middle East for commercial aviation.

Russell most recently served as vice president of strategic programmes for SITA Group in London. Prior to that, he was COO of OnAir.

He will be responsible for managing Gogo's international business as the company begins to distribute Inmarsat's Global Xpress satellite connectivity service and expanding Gogo's wireless in-flight entertainment solution globally.

Separately, Gogo veteran Niels Steenstrup will become vice president of international operations, said Gogo.

Steenstrup has global product, marketing and sales experience in the aviation industry including his experience at Connexion by Boeing where he led marketing and sales activities for Europe, the Middle East and the Americas.