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Article from BTNews 15 APRIL 2013

Aviation Club and airport captivity

Britain’s airport capacity is likely to be a highlighted subject when David McMillan addresses Aviation Club members and their guests at London’s Institute of Directors Thursday week (25 April).  Now Chair of the Flight Safety Foundation, but a long time civil servant, Mr McMillan has unique experience on both sides of the air transport industry, previously as Director of Eurocontrol, and a UK Department of Transport stalwart where he finished up as Director General of Civil Aviation.

With the next cut-off point for Davies Commission submissions due on 17 May individuals and organisations are more and more seeking for their views to be highlighted and justified.  With Mr McMillan it is likely that for the first time a dispassionate examination maybe forthcoming perhaps in line with how Davies will actually report in 2015.  His words are likely to be followed by a lively question time.

As Chair of the Flight Safety Foundation his speech will also cover the work of the non-profit organisation founded in 1947 and recipient of many honours including Flight International Aerospace Industry Award for training and safety.  The European Single Sky is another subject that the luncheon is likely to hear about, progress in this area vital, but seemingly very slow. www.aviationclub.org.uk

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