The Derby Branch Sir Henry Royce Lecture will take place on the 28th June and will be delivered by Tony Tyler FRAeS, former head of Cathay Pacific and now Director General and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The title of the lecture is “Working Together for a Sustainable Future”
The Derby Branch prestige event is the annual Sir Henry Royce Lecture which is kindly sponsored by Rolls-Royce. The inaugural Sir Henry Royce Lecture took place in 1956 when Ivan Evernden of Rolls-Royce Car Division (Crewe) gave a historical talk to the Branch on Sir Henry Royce and his achievements. The Sir Henry Royce Lectures have continued on an almost annual basis ever since and subsequent lectures have been delivered by leading figures from all of the major airframe manufacturers, from airlines, research establishments and also from two astronauts. The 48th Sir Henry Royce Lecture will be given by Tony Tyler on the 28th June 2012. Tony Tyler became the sixth person to lead IATA when he took on the role of Director General and CEO from 1 July 2011. Prior to joining IATA, Tyler built his career at John Swire & Sons in Hong Kong starting in 1977. From 1978 he moved within the Swire Group to Cathay Pacific Airways, eventually serving as its Chief Executive from July 2007 to March 2011.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the global trade organisation of the air transport industry. IATA members comprise some 240 airlines – the world’s leading passenger and cargo airlines among them – representing 84% of total air traffic. IATA acts to represent the industry among decision makers and fights for the interests of airlines across the globe. IATA’s aim is also to help airlines help themselves by simplifying processes and increasing passenger convenience while reducing costs and improving efficiency. In addition IATA’s goal is to continually improve safety standards whilst also minimising the impact of air transport on the environment.
Further lecture details via Derby Branch Secretary Chris Sheaf email@example.com