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The 2019 Safeskies conference presentation now available

The Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture

The lecture, first held at the 1991 conference, is now an established and successful prelude to each Safeskies conference. It commemorates Sir Reginald Ansett, one of Australia’s great transport industry pioneers. Ansett Transport Industries was one of Australia’s largest and most successful transport conglomerates and included Ansett Airlines of Australia. As head of the conglomerate, Sir Reginald’s influence throughout the transport Industry was great. He is particularly remembered for his significant contribution in encouraging the youth of Australia to learn to fly.

Past Lecturers Include:

2019 | Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
2017 | Mr John Borghetti AO, CEO Virgin Australia
2015 | Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK AFC (Retd)
2013 | Dr Tom Enders, CEO European Aeronautic Defence & Space Co (EADS)
2011 | Dr Andy Thomas AO, Australian born NASA Astronaut.
2009 | Mr Alan Joyce, Chief Executive Office of Qantas Airways Limited.
2007 | Sir Rod Eddington, Former CEO of British Airways.
2005 | Mr E L (Burt) Rutan, Aerospace Engineer, CEO – Scaled Composites, designer of SpaceShipOne and the Global Flyer
2003 | Mr Geoff Dixon, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Qantas Airways Limited
2001 | Capt Etienne Tarnowski, Experimental Test Pilot, Airbus France
1999 | Capt John Young USN (Retd), Senior NASA Astronaut
1997 | Dr William A Gaubatz, Space and Rocketry Scientist, formerly McDonnell Douglas

 

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