LONDON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, has appointed Miranda Mills as VP Aerospace for Global Xpress™. 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."