Nigel is an aviation consultant and flight operations auditor with over 35 years of experience in commercial aviation with both passenger and cargo airlines. He specialises in flight operations support, operational control and supervision. He is the holder of an FAA Part 65 Flight Dispatcher licence and an aviation safety advisor to the PACTS (Parliamentary Council for Transportation Safety) and an independent expert to European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Nigel Johnstone has been involved with civil aviation over 35 years.
“Commercial aviation has an enviable reputation for safety and is frequently held up as an example to aspire to. That reputation has been hard won; coming from the efforts of aviation professionals spending decades learning from incidents and accidents that have befallen the industry.
IATA has released their 2015 Safety Report a copy of which can be downloaded (gratis) here IATA 2015 Safety Report
Chairman’s Opening Address
STATE OF THE ASG 2017-2018
The following is an extract from the opening address
Our work is as important now as it was when the Group was first formed in 1964 to fight the use of wide cut JP4 fuel in passenger carrying airliners. A ‘globalised’ economy has made our task more complex.
Globalisation is the development of an integrated global economy including greater free trade, free international capital flows, and the availability of inexpensive labour markets in developed and less developed areas. Human societies have gradually integrated over the centuries, but the pace of integration increased dramatically in the late 20th century. Fast aircraft, huge ships, and information technology, especially the Internet, have made the world more interdependent than ever. Companies manufacture products in countries of low labour cost and sell these products across the globe. In the 21st century, money, technology and raw materials can move across national borders quickly and easily. Globalisation has also led to ideas circulating more freely, which has resulted in the creation of international laws and new social movements.