Margaret “Peggy” Gilligan, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be celebrated as the recipient of the Washington, DC Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society 2017 Transatlantic Leading Edge Award.

Gilligan has been with the FAA since 1980, serving previously as the Deputy Associate Administrator for 14 years and currently leads the organization responsible for setting, overseeing, and enforcing safety standards for all parts of the aviation industry in the United States. Gilligan is recognized by the Washington, DC Branch for her contributions to the overall advancement of aviation safety around the world.

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Margaret “Peggy” Gilligan and her award.
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Margaret “Peggy” Gilligan before the award ceremony.
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Ethan Martin and David Berg
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Andrew Onken and Dutch Gurtshaw
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Peter Challan
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Charles E. Schlumberger, Sir Stuart Matthews, and Christopher Hart
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Quentin Whiteree, Shelly Simi, Sam White, and Sir Stuart Matthews
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Suzanne and James Phelps
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Dr. Hua (Bill) He and Ray Sealy

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Andrew Onken and Maria Guerrero
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Liam Sarsfield and Judith Ritchie
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James Mckenna and Sarah Fuller
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Margaret “Peggy” Gilligan in discussion with Ken Gazzola and guests before the award ceremony.
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Jen Naaden and Kendall Johnson
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Titus Johnson, Philippina Dumoulin, and David Berg
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Robert Strugell
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Susan M. Walsh and John Beatty
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Ken Gazzola’s opening remarks.
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Margaret “Peggy” Gilligan receiving her award with Ken Gazzola(L) and Sir Stuart Matthews(R).

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Margaret “Peggy” Gilligan discusses her experience in aviation.

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