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.
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
American Airlines, Inc.
Cape Air Airlines
Delta Air Lines
Endeavor Air, Inc.
ExpressJet Airlines, Inc.
Sun Country Airlines
Swiss International Air Lines
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.