The 2015 Brabazon Named lecture was delivered by James Hogan FRAeS, President & Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways
Lower fuel prices, business re-structuring and new trade patterns have helped airlines to deliver more acceptable levels of profitability, following the challenges of the global financial crisis. But the industry still faces great turbulence, thanks to a softening global economy, high costs of entry for new competitors and a regulatory structure that can actively restrict competition and real consumer choice. At the 2015 Brabazon Named lecture James Hogan outlined how new approaches can overcome this turbulence.
The Brabazon Lecture is held in honour of Lord Brabazon of Tara. Born in London on 8 February 1884, J.T.C. Moore-Brabazon became one of British aviation's true pioneers and, in his political career played an important role in the planning of civil aviation for the years following WW2.
About the speaker:
James Hogan FRAeS, President & Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways
James Hogan was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways on 10 September 2006, and brings more than 30 years of travel industry expertise to the Abu Dhabi-based airline.
He has overseen the rapid growth of the UAE’s national airline, which now serves 111 passenger and cargo destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas operating a fleet of 119 modern environmentally friendly aircraft.
James is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He currently serves as Vice Chairman on the Executive Committee of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) and is a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Board of Governors.
He also serves as Vice Chairman on the Boards of equity partners, airberlin, Air Serbia, Alitalia, and Jet Airways.