You're invited to 18th Annual Assad Kotaite Lecture hosted by the Royal Aeronautical Society - Montreal.
- Time & Date: 18:30 EST, Tue November 30, 2021
- Pre register at: r1.ddlnk.net
AVIATION TO 2030: NAVIGATING THE MOST CONFRONTING DECADE IN HISTORY
Peter Harbison is chairman emeritus of CAPA - Centre for Aviation (“CAPA”), based in Sydney. His paper will undertake a high-level review of the nature of the airline business model and how it is likely to evolve during the coming decade. It will embrace both the deep economic challenges to be confronted and the imperatives in adaptation to environmental sustainability goals. The coming years promise to be the most momentous in the industry’s history.
Peter is an aviation lawyer, with a postgraduate degree from McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law. His Master’s thesis reviewed the evolution of liberal bilateral agreements. In 1969, he joined the International Negotiations Division of Australia’s Department of Civil Aviation in Melbourne, later spending three years in the Australian Council Member’s Office in ICAO. Ten years with IATA followed, working in the Director General’s Office in Geneva through a period where the Association was undergoing a transition as the US deregulated domestically and then challenged IATA’s cartel activities.
In 1987 Peter returned to Australia, joining a major law firm in Sydney to develop their aviation practice, later establishing what was to become CAPA – Centre for Aviation. In 2019, CAPA joined with the Aviation Week group, part of UK company Informa Ltd. CAPA’s main activity today is providing aviation information, analysis and data and delivering high level conferences.
During a career in aviation spanning more than 50 years, Peter has worked in government and in industry, including over 200 consulting projects, specialising in aviation regulatory policy and bilateral agreements, airport privatisation and later in airline startups; he also developed a multilateral air services agreement for South Pacific Island nations.
Peter is a past President of the Australia and New Zealand Aviation Law Association, IATA Agency Commissioner and Chairman of IATA’s World Aviation Regulatory Monitoring group. His passions are swimming, surf lifesaving, cricket and most sports, including aviation, but most of all his five grandchildren and family. When he grows up he might retire, but not just yet.