Upcoming events


The Aviation Club hosts eight Club events annually, which are open to Members and their invited guests.  Each event offers an excellent platform for business, hospitality and networking in a friendly club-like environment.

The lunches are traditionally held at the Institute of Directors at 116 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5ED, with an average of 150 attendees at each function and plenty of opportunity to connect with industry peers and expand your industry contacts.

Details for forthcoming events are shown below.  Please click on the relevant link to book your places via our secure online booking system.


Wednesday 12 July:  Lunch with The Secretary of State for Transport, The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

The Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Grayling, will have been in post for almost a year when he speaks to the Club and negotiations should be under way over terms for the UK exiting the EU.   What are his priorities for our industry?


Thursday 20 July:  Annual Reception in the Peer’s Dining Room, House of Lords, Westminster with special guest Bob ‘the Cat’ Bevan MBE bobthecatbevan.com – Probably the first after dinner speaker to be honoured by HM Queen for after dinner speaking.

This year’s Annual Reception will be held in the prestigious Peer’s Dining Room at the House of Lords, Westminster.  A popular evening function, the Reception is a fantastic opportunity to catch up with member contacts and entertain corporate guests.  We are fortunate to be joined on the evening by the legendary Bob the Cat Bevan  MBE so book your tickets now for this really special event.  


Thursday 14 September:  Lunch with John Slattery, President and CEO Embraer Commercial Aircraft

John Slattery was appointed as President and CEO on Embraer Commercial Aircraft in July 2016, having joined as VP for Customer Finance and Asset Management in March 2011.  Prior to that he spent 15 years in executive and leadership roles at a number of aircraft leasing businesses and financial institutions.  For a personal insight twelve months on, this is a speaker not to be missed.  


Wednesday 8 November:  Lunch with Alexandre de Juniac, Director General & CEO IATA

Alexandre de Juniac became the seventh person to lead the International Air transport Association (IATA) when he took on the role of Director General and CEO from 1 September 2016.  He joined with almost three decades of experience in both the private and public sectors.  This includes senior positions in the airline and aerospace industries and the French government.  De Juniac served as Chairman and CEO of Air France KLM (2013-2016) and prior to that as Chairman and CEO of Air France 2011-2013.

Read Alexandre’s monthly blog HERE.

Refund policy:  Refunds will be made on cancellations received ten working days prior to an event, less a £12 (inc VAT) administration charge.  After this period, no refunds will be given, and any cancellations or no-shows will be subject to full charge.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP

Secretary of State for Transport


With special guest Bob the cat Bevan MBE

Thursday 14 September 2017

John Slattery

President & CEO

Embraer Commercial Aviation

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Alexandre de Juniac

Director General & CEO