FLYHT appoints Capt Mary I. McMillan to board of directors

FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. has announced the appointment of Capt Mary I. McMillan to the company’s board of directors effective Aug. 1, 2019, which will bring the total to nine members.

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“Mary brings a wealth of aviation experience and industry contacts to FLYHT and we are excited to add her to our very strong board of directors” said FLYHT CEO Thomas Schmutz.  “FLYHT first worked with Mary and her team in 2015 while she led the commercial launch of SwiftbroadBand-Safety at Inmarsat Plc and conceptualized the ‘black box in the cloud’ initiative.”

In addition to her extensive knowledge of aircraft safety and airline operations, McMillan has a passion for environmental responsibility and is very interested in efforts to make aviation greener. “Beyond eco fuels and more efficient aircraft engines, improving airline operational efficiency can provide significant cost savings by reducing fuel use and the resulting carbon-footprint of aviation in our environment. I believe FLYHT’s products support global environmental goals and can be enhanced to provide even more utility,” commented McMillan.

Prior to joining FLYHT, McMillan retired from Inmarsat Plc in 2018 where she served as vice-president, Safety and Operational Services and was leading a new division charged with delivering enhanced satcom to the cockpit. Prior to Inmarsat, McMillan served as senior vice-president, Aerospace Safety and Environment with Tetra Tech AMT and vice-president of Safety and Environmental Services Division at CSSI, Inc.

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Prior to this industry work, she served as a commercial airline pilot and amassed 12,000-plus flight hours, largely with United Airlines. In addition to flight officer duties, she held several management positions including line check engineer on the B747-200, Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) designee/examiner and standards captain, B737/300, flight operations duty manager, and director of flight safety (acting).

She is currently president of Cashel Aviation, LLC and is a subject matter expert and provider of safety and environmental consulting services to the aerospace industry.

This appointment is made subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

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