New from Aero . . . .

On July 19, AERO held its first organization meeting. Hosted by Mark Dombroff, Counsel to AERO, the meeting was the day before the “Chicago Meeting” at the NTSB on July 20. There were over 150 attendees at the AERO meeting, including 30 who dialed in from locations all over the world .

Among others, the following airlines attended.

Air Canada

Alaska Airlines, Inc.

American Airlines, Inc.

Cape Air Airlines

Compass Airlines

Copa Airlines

Delta Air Lines

Endeavor Air, Inc.

ExpressJet Airlines, Inc.

Hainan Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines

JetBlue Airway

Latam Airlines

Omam Air

Philippine Airlines

Qatar Airways

Republic Airways

Skywest Airlines

Southwest Airlines

Spirit Airlines

Sun Country Airlines

Swiss International Air Lines

United Airlines

Virgin America

Virgin Australia

Norwegian Air Shuttle

In addition, The Honorable Robert Sumwalt, Member NTSB; David Tochen, General Counsel NTSB; Paul Sledzik, NTSB and Elias Kontanis, NTSB were all in attendance.

A complete agenda for the meeting is available by clicking here.

There was a high level of enthusiasm and excitement from everyone in attendance as the future plans of AERO were discussed.  Everyone present was invited to sign up for one of the committees.  In addition, the Board indicated that it was going to be increased in size and composition to not only provide a broader industry perspective, but to reflect a more global composition.  Founding Board members invited others who might be interested in joining the expanded Board to contact them.

The next AERO meeting, hosted by Virgin Australia, will be in Sydney Australia, on September 20-21, 2016. For information click here.

Following the meeting, their was a wine and cheese reception, sponsored by AERO’s Founding Sponsors, JLT Aviation, QBE Aviation and Wyvern. Thank you to our sponsors!!

The Founding Board, following the reception, got together for dinner to talk about AERO and the future.


Speaking of the future, see you in Sydney! More information will be forthcoming.