Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 14/1/2015 18:0014/1/2015 21:45New Year ReceptionPrince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

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NATS Chief Executive, Richard Deakin, will take passengers on board a flight of the future for a fascinating journey into the world of Air Traffic Control.

  • Behind the scenes of today
  • Technology innovations of tomorrow
  • The air traffic controller of the future

Richard Deakin was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of NATS, the UK’s leading provider of Air Traffic Management services, on 1 March 2010. Richard is responsible for the 24/7 service operation employing around 5000 staff and providing an air navigation service in UK and North Atlantic airspace for 2.2m flights per year.

Previously, he was Senior Vice President of the Air Systems Division for Thales and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Based in Paris, his division recorded a turnover of €1.8billion and employed 7,000 staff across the world.

Richard has over 30 years’ experience of major programmes in the aerospace and defence industry sector. Richard’s career started as an engineering apprentice at BAE Systems, where he spent 17 years in a number of roles, latterly as Vice-President Commercial Aerospace, based at Farnborough.

Tickets for the lecture and dinner cost £55.00. You will need to book your tickets in advance. Fellows are welcome to invite partners and guests.


6.00pm        Registration and drinks reception

6.45pm        Welcome by the President, Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS

6.50pm        Flights of the future

Richard Deakin, Chief Executive Officer, NATS

7.30pm        Q and A session

8.05pm        Buffet dinner

9.45pm        Close

For more information, please contact Jane Divito