NBAA Associate Member Advisory Council

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David McKay

President and Chief Executive Officer, United States Aircraft Insurance Group

David McKayDavid McKay joined United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) in 1978 through its subsidiary, Aerospace Management Services International (AMSI) as an air safety investigator. He investigated over 150 fatal aircraft accidents worldwide, participating with the National Transportation Safety Board's on-site accident team. He was named executive vice president and chief underwriter in 2005 and was responsible for the technical underwriting of all underwriting departments, as well as business plan development and reporting. He assumed the responsibilities of president and chief operating officer in 2006 and was named president and chief executive officer in 2011.


McKay served in the United States Air Force as a pilot, primarily flying the Lockheed C-130 aircraft, and achieved the rank of captain. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot Certificate with multi-engine rating and is a certified flight instructor with airplane and instrument ratings. He remains an active aviator, who owns and operates a Mooney "M201 MSE" aircraft.

McKay is active in a range of organizations that promote aviation and aviation safety. He is the current president of The Wings Club in New York City, and co-chairs the Safety Committee of the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association Foundation's Air Safety Institute. Additionally, he is a member of the International Union of Aerospace Insurers Airline Study Group and is an AOPA life member.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA from the College of Insurance in New York City.

Last updated March 20, 2012