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David McMillan, EUROCONTROL Director General, Assumes Chair of Flight Safety Foundation
The Flight Safety Foundation announced today that EUROCONTROL Director General David McMillan has become the new Chairman of the FSF Board of Governors. McMillan welcomed the attendees to the 65th annual International Air Safety Seminar today in Santiago, Chile as one of his first actions as Chairman. He is the first FSF Chairman from outside the US.
“With his world-wide reputation, David brings a wealth of experience in representing the sterling FSF brand,” said William R. Voss, FSF President and CEO.
“We’re particularly pleased to have David take the helm,” said Dave Barger, JetBlue President and CEO, and FSF Treasurer, “The Flight Safety Foundation will benefit greatly from the perspective David will bring, as its first truly international global leader.”
McMillan is currently the Director General of EUROCONTROL, a role he will continue until the end of 2012. Prior to his time there, Mr. McMillan was the Director General Civil Aviation at the UK Department of Transport and served in the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office as a diplomat in various postings.
In accepting the Chair position, McMillan said: “We cannot rest or become complacent in aviation safety. The Foundation's key global advocacy role is more important than ever in today's economic climate. I call on everyone with an interest in aviation safety to consider contributing to the important work of the Foundation.”
Flight Safety Foundation (www.flightsafety.org) is an independent, non-profit, international organization engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.