Former FAA administrator Jane Garvey will join the board of directors of United Airlines' parent company UAL Corp. on 23 September.

She currently serves as Chairman of Meridiam Investment Fund, and participates inthe bipartisan Policy Project, which is examining the future of US transportation policy.

She also served on the transition team of US President Barack Obama, focusing on transportation policies and related infrastructure challenges.

To join the transition team, she stepped down from Bombardier's board of directors last November after taking the post in October 2007.

Also prior to joining the transition team, she headed the US public/private partnerships at JPMorgan, where she advised states on financing strategies to facilitate project delivery for state governments.

Garvey also served as executive vice president and chairman of the transportation practice of global communications consultancy APCO Worldwide.

From 1997 to 2002, Garvey served as the first ever five-year term administrator of the FAA after being appointed by President Bill Clinton.

Garvey also served as FAA acting administrator and deputy administrator and was director of Boston Logan International airport.

Source: Air Transport Intelligence news