Mildred Trögeler

Director, Global Airspace Integration, Boeing NeXt

Mildred Troegeler is the director of Global Airspace Integration for Boeing NeXt, a business division building the ecosystem that will define the future of urban, regional and global mobility. She leads the airspace integration regulatory strategy across the company and works with regulators across the globe to support and enable the safe integration of autonomous systems into national airspace with a continued focus on safety.

In 2015, Mildred joined Boeing as the director of Technical & Regulatory Affairs – Europe. In this role, she was responsible for representing Boeing interests with all European institutions, most notably the European Commission, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the European Parliament, in the areas of aviation safety, cybersecurity and unmanned aircraft systems. Previously, she served as Technical & Operations general manager at the Association of European Airlines (AEA). She led the development and management of AEA’s s regulatory strategy, working closely with over 30 airlines to ensure sustainable growth of the European airline industry in a global context.
Before joining the AEA, Mildred worked as a legal and policy advisor in the department of Strategy & International Relations of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) collaborating with European institutions and the United Nations to shape the EU’s role in the field of space. While at DLR, she also served as resident fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna.
Mildred holds a law degree with a specialization in economics and competition
law from the University of Bonn; and a postgraduate LL.M. in air and space law from the
University of Leiden.

 

Abstract

Boeing’s vision is to bring flight closer to home and to unlock the third dimension as a viable and robust air mobility system. This spans from last mile cargo delivery to the urban, regional and global movement of people and goods. Achieving safety is more than just sound design – it takes a strong safety culture and the commitment across the entire ecosystem to make the new frontier of transport a reality. A focused effort of industry and regulators is crucial to develop new and innovative approaches to operating in the current and future airspace environment and to earn the public’s trust.