Corporate Partner Briefing by Martin Rolfe, Chief Executive Officer, NATS

21 April 2016

Royal Aeronautical Society

Corporate Partner Event

The sky has a limit

Please note: Attendance at Corporate Partner Briefings is strictly exclusive to Royal Aeronautical Society Corporate Partners.

The UK’s airspace is the aviation industry’s invisible infrastructure, yet it was designed more than 40 years ago when the thought of over 2 million flights passing through it was unimaginable. While the debate about UK aviation capacity has focused largely on airport capacity, airports are only as good as the airspace that supports them. Martin will talk about the pressing need to modernise our airspace, the challenges this presents and the environmental, operational and safety benefits modernisation will deliver.

16.30 hrs Registration and refreshments
17.00 hrs Briefing and discussion
18.00 hrs Reception
19.00 hrs Close

To register:
Attendance at Corporate Partner Briefings is a complimentary benefit of RAeS Corporate membership. To register you must be employed by a company or an organisation that is a Corporate Partner of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

This event is close to full capacity and the online booking facility has therefore been switched off.  If you would like to attend, please email your details to and we will get back to you in the week commencing 11th April to advise whether you have been allocated a place.

Hotel Accommodation:
If you require hotel accommodation, we suggest you take advantage of preferential rates offered to RAeS delegates at the Chesterfield Mayfair Hotel.

Alternatively, please click here for details of other hotels close to the venue.

Gail Ward, Corporate & Society Events Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1491 629 912

Speaker Details

Martin Rolfe, Chief Executive Officer, NATS

Martin Rolfe, Chief Executive Officer, NATS

Martin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of NATS, the UK’s leading provider of Air Traffic Management services in May 2015. Martin is responsible for the 24/7 service operation employing c.4500 staff and providing an air navigation service in UK and North Atlantic airspace for 2.2m flights per year.

Previously Martin was the Managing Director of Operations responsible for delivering NATS’ en-route regulated business.

Prior to joining NATS Martin worked for the Lockheed Martin Corporation where he was Managing Director of the UK Civil business, reporting to the UK CEO. In this role Martin was responsible for all Lockheed Martin business with UK government departments, as well as international air traffic business worldwide.

Martin’s career started with the European Space Agency working in orbital mechanics. Since then Martin has worked in the Air Traffic Management domain for 18 years across a number of companies leading large multinational teams across Europe, the US, the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Far East, with customers including air navigation service providers, central government departments and military organisations.

Martin holds a Master’s Degree with Merit in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the University of Southampton.


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