Director, Safety Operations and Infrastructure
Rob Eagles is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director Infrastructure Implementation, headquartered in Montreal. He is responsible for the global implementation of Air Traffic Management initiatives to enhance safety and efficiency whilst reducing CO2 emissions. In this role he works extremely closely with other International organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (CANSO) to develop global policy for Air Traffic Management.
Prior to this role Mr. Eagles served as the IATA Regional Director ASIA Pacific. In this role he oversaw the safe and efficient development of aviation operations in 15 countries across this very dynamic region.
Before joining IATA in 2005, Mr. Eagles served as Technical Project Lead at the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) United Kingdom. In this role he managed the research and development of a new air traffic controller toolset for London’s major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. The project delivered a significant advancement in London’s operations. Among the accolades: “Best Team”, The Institute of Engineering and Technology in the UK and “Best Service Provision Award” by Jane’s Airport Review (ATC Maastricht 07) recognizing excellence within air traffic management.
Mr. Eagles’ 20 years of civil and military air traffic management experience also includes operational and leadership positions in operations and training for the London Air Traffic Centre, the Eurocontrol Area Control Centre, in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and as an Officer in the British Royal Air Force.
Mr. Eagles holds a Masters Degree in Air Transport Management from City University in London, England. He is a graduate of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell, England.
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