New appointment for AirCell

Frances H. Phillips has joined AirCell as Senior Vice President, Airline Solutions. A deeply experienced aviation and in-flight entertainment executive, she will be responsible for all airline sales and program management activities related to AirCell’s new broadband service, and based at AirCell’s new Chicago facility.

Jack W. Blumenstein, AirCell President & CEO, said, “Fran’s extensive track record in commercial aviation communications and in-flight entertainment will be a tremendous asset to AirCell, its airline customers, and their passengers.”

Fran’s distinguished aviation career began at American Airlines, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in sales programs, revenue management, and in-flight products & entertainment. At Sony, she developed a successful new business unit for the supply of entertainment content, managing relationships with content providers and working with technical teams to develop new applications for consumers. As an independent consultant, she provided strategic planning services to leading in-flight entertainment companies that included Rockwell Collins, Sony, and Thales. Most recently at Connexion by Boeing, she managed customer relationships, product development, passenger services, and a series of other key initiatives.