LONDON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Based in Nyon, Switzerland, Mills will join the expanding Global Xpress team for Inmarsat's next generation Global Xpress programme, a service that will offer seamless global coverage and deliver unprecedented mobile broadband speeds of up to 50MB/s for users in the government, maritime, enterprise, energy and aeronautical sectors.
As VP for Aerospace, Mills will be responsible for developing all Global Xpress aeronautical services worldwide, building on Inmarsat's long presence in satellite-based aviation safety and operations communications with the proven Swift64 and SwiftBroadband services. Leading the Global Xpress aviation team, she will help exploit the business opportunities created by the unrivalled increase in airborne bandwidth that Global Xpress will deliver. She will oversee all aspects of the aerospace opportunity, including product and service delivery, partner selection and relations, and commercial issues.
In her previous position with Astrium, she had the dual role of Global Sales & Marketing Director and UK National Director for the Earth Observation, Navigation & Science (ENS) Satellites Division. Prior to this she spent 14 years with Airbus in various roles, including responsibility for Services Strategy & Business Development Head of the A320 Family Programme in the UK, and most recently VP Sales for South Asia. She holds an Aeronautical Engineering Degree and MBA.
Leo Mondale, Managing Director of the Global Xpress programme, comments:
"Miranda brings a wealth of experience, energy, and intelligence to Global Xpress. She has a unique understanding of the interplay between airlines, the aircraft and
equipment supply ecosystem, and the regulatory and competitive environments that are essential for helping aircraft operators deliver the next generation of in-flight connectivity."
He adds: "Her strong technical background in aircraft and satellites will facilitate the introduction of our unique, high bandwidth aviation services into the complex technological and regulatory aerospace environment.
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 employs around 1,500 staff in more than 40 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. For the year ended 31st December 2011, Inmarsat plc had total revenue of US$1,409 million and an EBITDA of US$854 million. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit http://www.inmarsat.com.