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With over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and airline industries, Dermot has a rare ‎understanding of the synergies and complexities of both the commercial and engineering aspects of the ‎satellite communications business. ‎

He is an aeronautical engineer by background, and has delivered complex, multi-million dollar ‎international engineering programmes across a variety of aircraft systems, more recently specialising in ‎in-flight connectivity systems. He has brought innovative technologies to market with leading aerospace ‎companies such as Airbus, Meggitt, Parker Hannifan, and Inmarsat. ‎

Leveraging his experience from across the aviation supply chain, he has an expansive understanding of ‎an airlines technical and commercial requirements, operating models and risk appetite. He joined ‎Eutelsat OneWeb, the world’s first integrated multi-orbit satellite communications network, in 2023 to ‎lead the market development for commercial aviation in the Europe region. He leverages his passion for ‎innovation and excellence in the aviation sector, and his network of contacts and relationships, to ‎develop bespoke solutions to enhance passenger and inflight connectivity – whilst making it ‎commercially viable for airlines.‎