The Ireland Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (ILCC) has annoucned that it is organising an evening seminar on Wednesday 19 October 2016 starting at 18:45 at the Cargolicious Restaurant, Sandweiler, on the topic: Airlines: Getting Off the Ground, to look at what are some of the challenges that aviation faces both historically and going forward.

Ireland and Luxembourg have strong connections to airlines and flight. Ireland was the arrival point the first Atlantic crossing by air and it has Ryanair and Aer Lingus and major aircraft leasing companies. Luxembourg, while a small nation, has also a large footprint in the industry with Luxair, Cargolux, Luxembourg Air Rescue and Luxaviation.

The keynote speaker is Michael Norton, an Irishman who is on the board of the Irish Aviation Authority and has a rich history in the industry. He has worked in operations with Aer Lingus, British Airways, Air Jamaica, Cayman Airways, and British West Indian Airways and was a co-founder and then Chief Financial Officer of Emirates Airlines. He also a member of the Board of Aldus Aviation Ltd, an aircraft leasing company.

There will also be a panel of representatives of the Luxembourg airline industry. Paul Helminger, Chairman of both Cargolux and Luxair, will act as Chairman and will facilitate the discussion and questions from the audience and finally summing up and closure.

18:45 Registration

19:15 Programme starts

There will be reception afterwards (drinks and canapés).

To register to attend, email: before 12 October 2016.

ILCC members have free attendance; Non-members should transfer €25 to the ILCC account LU13 0028 4100 3296 6600 with BIL, mentioning “Airline event Oct. 19”.