Inmarsat Appoints Vice President Aviation Safety and Operational Services

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Inmarsat has appointed Captain Mary I. McMillan as Vice President Aviation Safety and Operational Services.

A 30-year veteran of the aviation industry, Captain McMillan has recorded over 12,000 hours flight time in aircraft ranging from B747, B767 and Airbus 320.

Prior to joining Inmarsat Aviation, Captain McMillan was Senior Vice President, Aerospace Safety and Environment at Tetra Tech AMT. In that role, Captain McMillan was responsible for the development of safety risk strategies and safety management systems for air navigation service providers, airports and airlines, and subject matter expertise in the area of aviation safety reporting and data analysis.

In parallel with her role at Tetra Tech AMT, Captain McMillan was, from 2010, the independent safety advisor to the Airservices Australias Board of Directors, the Canberra-based air navigation services provider.

From 2008 to 2011, Captain McMillan was engaged by CSSI, Inc., a Washington D.C. based engineering, technology and applied research firm, to provide development expertise and support for the creation of the FAAs Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP).ATSAP is the largest voluntary safety reporting system in the world and is providing key qualitative safety input to the U.S. National Airspace System.

For almost 20 years, Captain McMillan was a pilot, standards captain and flight operations duty manager with United Airlines. As flight operations duty manager, Captain McMillan was responsible for overall tactical management of flight operations for Uniteds worldwide system. Additionally, she authored the first edition of the United Airlines Flight Safety Manual.

During her career, Captain McMillan served in a number of capacities for the Airline Pilots Association, International. This included roles as both Chairman of United Airlines Central Air Safety Committee and Chairman of the Presidents Aviation Environmental and Energy Task Force. In August 2008, Captain McMillan received a Presidential Citation for developing and fostering ALPA aviation environmental policy at the Airline Pilots Association, International.

The appointment of Captain Mary McMillan to head up our aviation safety services is a real coup for Inmarsat, said Leo Mondale, President, Inmarsat Aviation.Mary brings a unique combination of airline, air traffic, regulatory, and international aviation experience, which will be of great benefit our partners, airlines and Inmarsat as we continue to see the introduction of new satcom aviation services, driven by an unprecedented investment programme in our aviation business.

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