An extract from the incorporation document of Project370:
"...Project370 Limited is incorporated exclusively for educational, and scientific purposes...(and) will raise funds to locate and identify the remains of Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 Registration 9M-MRO which operated flight MH370 on 8 March 2014 and which was lost while operating that flight..."
The entity is registered as an incorporated, non-profit organisation in terms of the laws (Code title 29, Chapter 4) of the District of Columbia, United States. Furthermore, the corporation is applying to the US IRS for tax free status in terms of Section 501(c) 3 of the US Internal Revenue Services codes (The outcome of the IRS adjudication will be posted on this site once finalised).
All involved, with the exception of legal counsel and the two contractors that will carry out the survey and ROV phases of the project, are volunteers.
You can click on this link to see our Official documentation including our certificate & articles of incorporation, our By-Laws and our Conflict of Interest Policy.
The current board members of Project370 LImited Inc. are:
Mike Chillit (USA)
Mike Chillit served in the United States Air Force before entering the world of statistics. He has extensive experience in data analysis with specific reference to its application in law and other specialised areas. Aside from the data aspects of the crash of MH370 Mike has a passion for aviation safety, research and problem solving - all vital attributes needed by Project370. Mike has spent more than two and a half years collating data from numerous sources in regard to flight MH370 and has invested a great deal of time into plotting the most probable locations to search.
Tijmen De Boer (NL)
Tijmen De Boer began his career as a Merchant Navy officer, qualifying as a large commercial vessel navigator (Stuurman Grote Handelsvaart). He then moved to the Royal Dutch Navy as a navigator. The bulk of his career has, however, been as a member of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (Dutch abbreviation KNMI) where he became an official weather forecaster. For 22 years he was the senior forcaster at Schiphol airport. In addition to all this activity keeping aircraft out of bad weather, he was an examiner for newly qualified pilots. He is currently still active as an ALTP examiner.
Mark D Young (ZA)
Mark has also served in an air force, which is where he caught the flight safety bug. His career, however, has involved board-level magement experience in national corporations as well as permitting him to pursue aviation safety research, writing and photography. He is a published author of a history of South African Airways Accidents and Incidents. He was moved to use his network of industry contacts to try and resolve the whereabouts of MH370 when it appeared that the official search would be suspended. His knowledge of various technical aspects of aviation accident investigation, management & media experience are attributes needed in his role as project co-ordinator.
Additional Board members welcome
Project370 Limited Inc. welcomes approaches from volunteers who believe they are qualified to serve on the board of an international charity such as this. You need to be willing to take the legal responsibility of being a formal member of the board and be willing to put in the work needed to make this project a success.
Alternatively, if you feel there is someone else who needs to be a part of the management team (ask them first), please get in touch with our info mail address.
USA office and mailing address
Project370, c/o1825 Eye Street NW Washington, DC 20006
Legal advisors USA:
Blank Rome LLP, Washington DC, USA
Legal advisors RSA
Batchelor-Brookes Attorneys, Durban
Project co-ordinator office mailing address in RSA
Project370, Suite 19, Private Bag X7005, Hillcrest, Republic of South Africa, 3610
Sea Survey Advisors and proposed contractors
Williamson and Associates, Seattle, Washington, USA.
More than 23 Volunteers/technical experts and advisors currently located in:
Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Mauritius, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Tasmania, United Kingdom, United States.
You can help by DONATING to our crowd-funding campaign
or by Volunteering your specialist skills.