Captain Mary McMillan

Vice President, Safety and Operational Services

Speaker: Responding to Aeronautical Emergencies: Lessons Learned from Flights MH370 and AF447

Captain Mary McMillan is the Vice President of Safety and Operational Services for Inmarsat Aviation. As the leading global mobile satellite telecommunications provider, Inmarsat has been powering aviation safety since the introduction of oceanic surveillance and communications services in the early 1990s.

Captain McMillan brings a unique combination of airline, air traffic, regulatory, and international aviation experience to her role, working with Inmarsat’s
partners, airlines and air navigation service providers on the introduction of the next generation of enhanced satcom-enabled flight deck services. Captain McMillan’s portfolio includes the live trials of SwiftBroadband-Safety and flight tracking services, the cockpit applications powered by Inmarsat’s world leading GX Aviation satellite constellation and the safety and operational development of the satellite/Air to Ground European Aviation Network.

Prior to joining Inmarsat Captain McMillan was Senior Vice President, Aerospace Safety and Environment at Tetra Tech AMT. In this role, Captain McMillan was responsible for the development of safety risk strategies and safety management systems for air navigation service providers, airports and airlines.

For over 20 years, Captain McMillan was a pilot, standards captain and flight operations duty manager with United Airlines. During her career, Captain McMillan served in a number of capacities for the Airline Pilots Association, International. This included roles as Chairman of United Airlines Central Air Safety Committee and Chairman of the President’s Aviation Environmental and Energy Task Force. In August 2008, Captain McMillan received a Presidential Citation for developing and fostering ALPA aviation environmental policy.

Captain McMillan began flying in 1982 and has over 12,000 hours flight time in aircraft ranging from DC-10, B747, B737, B757/B767 and Airbus 320.

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat operates in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit