The Aviation Club has held four successful Forum events since October 2022. All are run and mediated by Committee Member Michael Halaby, whose ongoing commitment and energy means we will be continuing the programme into 2024 and beyond. We extend a big thank you to Michael and all our panel participants, and look forward to another great year!

– Our most recent Forum was held in Nov 2023, entitled “The sky’s the limit – how operational improvements can aid aviation in decarbonisation’ with your colleague Jonathon Counsell, Head of Sustainability at International Airlines Group (IAG) and Sergio Colella, President-Europe at SITA.

– Our third Forum – in September 2023 – was called “ ‘Testing, testing’ Flying Examples of Next Generation Technology” and consisted of Tom Grundy, CEO of Hybrid Air Vehicles and Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO and Founder of Vertical Aerospace; both of which have flown next generation aircraft. We had ~60 attendees.

– Our second Forum was held in March 2023, entitled “Practical ESG solutions for the aviation sector”. Panellists were Jonathon Counsell, Head of Sustainability at IAG, Tim House, Chief Operating Officer of ESG advisory at BDO and Barry Moss, President of PACE. We had ~70 attendees

– Our debut event was held in October 2022, entitled “The Cutting Edge of Net Zero Aviation Pioneers”. Panellists were Dr Amy Ruddock of Carbon Engineering, Jaspal Jandu, CEO of LCI and Gabriel Lepine of ZeroAvia. We had ~60 attendees.