Former United pilot to head safety ops at Inmarsat

Captain Mary McMillan (pictured) has been appointed as the new vice president of aviation safety and operational services for Inmarsat Aviation.
McMillan was previously vice president of aerospace safety and environment at Tetra Tech AMT, where she was responsible for the development of safety risk strategies and safety management systems for air navigation service providers, airports and airlines. She also contributed subject matter expertise in aviation safety reporting and data analysis. At the same time, McMillan was independent safety advisor to Airservices Australia’s board of directors.
McMillan also provided development expertise and support during the creation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Safety Action Program (ATSAP), the largest voluntary safety reporting system in the world.
Furthermore, working as a pilot, standards captain and flight operations duty manager with United Airlines (Airlines) for almost 20 years, Captain McMillan has recorded over 12,000 hours flight time in aircraft ranging from B747s to B767s and Airbus A320s, authoring the first edition of the United Airlines Flight Safety Manual.
“The appointment of Captain Mary McMillan to head up our aviation safety services is a real coup for Inmarsat,” said Leo Mondale, president of 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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