SEATTLE, Wash. – T.J. Horsager joined APiJET as the vice president of business development and sales today. The software-based, onboard, real-time, automated data analytics service is a joint venture between Aviation Partners and iJet Technologies established this past January. Today is Horsager’s first day.

“T.J. has developed a solid reputation within the commercial aviation industry,” says Aviation Partners Founder and industry legend Joe Clark. “He understands this market and its unique needs. He’s the perfect person for this position.”

Horsager brings more than 20 years’ experience to his role. He previously served as director of connected aircraft and IoT Solutions at Gogo, where he directly worked with airlines and industry partners seeking to use Gogo’s platform for connections in both cabin and cockpit. Earlier positions include business development for cockpit data management and electronic flight bag (EFB) systems for United Technologies, EFB system project engineer for Goodrich Sensor Systems, and fleet and flight technical director for Sun Country Airlines. He attended North Dakota State University.

“With T.J.’s experience and reputation, he could have gone anywhere in this industry,” says APiJET CEO John Schramm. “T.J.’s decision to join APiJET demonstrates his belief that our technology is truly the next step in delivering operational efficiencies to the global airline market.”

APiJET offers improved operational efficiency by creating Smart Aircraft™ that support smart flight and ground operations as well as line and heavy maintenance in real-time, anywhere in the world. Launch customer, Icelandair, has fully deployed APiJET’s analytics service across its entire fleet of Boeing 757-200s, 757-300s and 767-300ERs. It will be on the airline’s new 737 MAX when it enters service this year.

“I’ve worked with airlines closely over the years and understand their complex, operational issues,” says Horsager. “I’m eager to begin having detailed conversations about how to better leverage data analytics for a competitive advantage. Since our data service relies on software rather than hardware, airlines have no capital expenditure and can deploy it quickly. Payback happens after the first month or two and grows by continually stacking up marginal improvements. If they don’t sign up today, they’ll want to tomorrow.”

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