Posts by Howard Slutsken

F4 Is A-OK: Inmarsat Launches Fourth GX Satellite

APEX Insight: I-5 F4, an advanced Ka-band satellite that completes Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) constellation, launched from the Kennedy Space Center yesterday evening, carried by a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster. With full global GX coverage already provided by the first three I-5s,… Read more

Acumen and Zodiac Come Up With an Optima Solution

APEX Insight: Yesterday at AIX, Zodiac Seats unveiled the Optima solution, a new business-class seating configuration created by London-based Acumen Design Associates. Just when it seemed that every possible business-class seating configuration had been done, the creative wizards at London-based… Read more

Space Odyssey: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at ViaSat-2

APEX Insight: ViaSat probes the possibility of higher broadband capacity, better coverage and seamless connectivity with the launch of ViaSat-2. ViaSat-2 sat quietly on its cradle in the clean room, no longer attended to by scores of gowned technicians. Antennas folded,… Read more

Runway-Inspired Fashion Takes Off With Very Plane Clothes

APEX Insight: Aviation photographer Laird Kay’s new clothing line, Very Plane Clothes, celebrates aircraft as art with designs that are anything but plain. How does a successful aviation photographer make the leap from snapping aircraft shots for major airlines to launching a collection… Read more