Inmarsat and APEX’s popular ‘Flightplan’ broadcast will return with exciting new in-person format


As aviation professionals head to California for the upcoming APEX EXPO, so will the industry’s biggest virtual broadcast event, but this time with a refreshed new look

FlightPlan, the aviation industry’s biggest virtual broadcast, is returning for a much-awaited fourth edition at the upcoming APEX EXPO 2021 trade show, marking the debut of a reimagined new in-person format and securing its position as the conference’s official video platform for the APEX EXPO’s C-Suite Series.

The latest edition, titled FlightPlan: Forward Together, will once again be hosted by Inmarsat Aviation in partnership with APEX. Participants will include some of the biggest names in global aviation, including Scott Kirby (CEO, United Airlines), Captain Ibrahim S. Koshy (CEO, SAUDIA), İlker Aycı (Chairman, Turkish Airlines), Alex Wilcox (CEO, JSX) and Jeffery Goh (CEO, Star Alliance).

FlightPlan: Forward Together will be filmed during APEX EXPO’s conference day on 30 November, as well as both exhibition days on 1 and 2 December, with filming taking place in a dedicated glass-panelled studio next to Inmarsat’s stand (527), enabling attendees to watch the broadcast as it happens. Interviews will also be uploaded to the FlightPlan and APEX websites, providing free-of-charge online access to the unique insights, observations and analysis from participants, with a particular focus on the aviation industry’s continued journey towards a safe, profitable and sustainable recovery.

FlightPlan – conceived at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic - was established to bring the industry together in a time of uncertainty, convening aviation leaders, analysts and expert commentators to share insight and direction. Three editions have taken place to date, attracting just under 20,000 viewers from over 100 countries around the world. The first, FlightPlan: Charting a Course into the Future saw more than 50 voices exchange views on the present and future of aviation in April 2020. Six months later, as aviation remained in the depths of crisis, global aviation leaders returned to the digital stage once again at FlightPlan: Strategies for Recovery. And most recently, FlightPlan: C-Suite Week was held in July 2021, with five leading airline CEOs interviewed by BBC World News reporter Aaron Heslehurst.

To find out what else attendees can expect from Inmarsat at APEX EXPO 2021, watch the teaser video below and visit our event listing.