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IAC WASHINGTON Events

Information on all IAC events will be posted below as it becomes available. All luncheons are scheduled to begin at Noon.

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Upcoming events

    • December 14, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Webinar, Access Information Sent Upon Registration
    • 448
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    Audrey Powers
    Vice President, New Shepard Mission & Flight Operations, Blue Origin

    Moderator: Di Reimold, Acting Deputy Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety, Federal Aviation Administration; Board Member, International Aviation Club of Washington, DC

    Cost

    Members: No charge for current IAC members to participate in this program.

    Nonmembers: $25 (Not a member? Click here to join)

    Note: We are using the Zoom webinar platform to deliver this program. Attendees can access via the Zoom app or a browser. Access information will be sent upon registration.

    About the Speaker

    Audrey Powers is the Vice President of Mission & Flight Operations for Blue Origin where she is responsible for New Shepard flight operations and training, vehicle maintenance, and launch complex infrastructure at Launch Site One. Audrey is also an astronaut, having flown on the second human flight of Blue Origin’s New Shepard program, NS-18.

    Previously, Audrey served as Vice President of Legal & Compliance for Blue Origin, overseeing a wide variety of legal matters, including regulatory affairs, legislative and policy matters, supplier and customer negotiations and management, maritime law, crisis response, and legal operations.

    Audrey received a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1999 and worked as an engineer for almost 10 years prior to becoming a lawyer. As a guidance and controls engineer, she was a flight controller for NASA with 2,000 hours of console time in Mission Control for the International Space Station Program. After leaving NASA she supported government satellite programs for Lockheed Martin and received a Juris Doctor in 2008 from Santa Clara University School of Law.

    Audrey previously served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and is the Executive Sponsor of Blue Origin’s New Mercury Business Resource Group, which promotes gender diversity in the workforce at Blue Origin.

    • January 25, 2022
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Jones Day, L. Welch Pogue Room, 300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20001
    • 157
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    L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner

    The International Aviation Club of Washington, DC and Aviation Week Network are pleased to announce that the prestigious L. Welch Pogue Award for lifetime achievement in aviation will be presented to Oscar Munoz, retired Executive Chairman and former CEO of United Airlines, on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Jones Day (300 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001).

    The first L. Welch Pogue Award was presented in 1994 to its namesake, the former chairman of the Civil Aeronautics Board and a U.S. delegate to the Chicago Convention, which created the legal blueprint for post-World War II expansion of commercial aviation.

    We will also use the dinner as an opportunity to recognize all frontline aviation employees for their contributions toward keeping the global aviation system functioning despite the incredible challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Note: Event sponsorships are sold out. However, a limited number of individual tickets are available to IAC members.

    Note: All dinner attendees must, upon arrival, provide proof of COVID vaccination or a negative PCR test from the prior 2 days.

    Schedule of Events

    6:00pm--Reception

    6:45pm--Call to Dinner

    7:00pm--Dinner and Presentations

    Thank you to our sponsors:

    Oscar Munoz, Retired Executive Chairman and Former CEO of United Airlines

    Oscar Munoz served as CEO of United Airlines from 2015 to 2020, before becoming Executive Chairman of the Board, until recently retiring from the role in May 2021.

    Oscar took the helm as CEO at a turbulent moment for the airline. His arrival sparked a transformational journey, beginning with restoring United’s relationship with its customers and renewing trust with employees, earning strong support and praise from United’s largest employee unions. He also set forth another key priority, to make United stand out in the way it speaks out on behalf of important values – from leading the industry’s efforts on sustainability, to championing diversity and inclusion, especially at the board level. During Oscar’s tenure, United began achieving industry-leading reliability, as well as sustained financial success.

    Previously, Oscar served as president and chief operating officer of CSX Transportation. He also held senior finance positions at AT&T, Coca-Cola, and PepsiCo. He is a trustee of the University of Southern California, where he earned his undergraduate degree in business. He also received an MBA from Pepperdine.

    As a first-generation college graduate from an immigrant family, Oscar and his wife, Cathy, founded Pave It Forward, a foundation that raises scholarship funds for first-generation students. The first Latino to run a major US airline, Hispanic Business magazine twice named Oscar one of its “100 Most Influential Hispanics.”

    Aviation Frontline Workers

    Given the challenges of the pandemic, it is fitting that we take this opportunity to recognize the industry’s frontline workers.  Airlines and airports remained in operation for almost all of the pandemic, moving cargo even when passengers stayed home.

    As the world moves out of the pandemic and both business and leisure travel are returning, travelers everywhere are witnessing the dedication of airline and airport employees. 

    Aviation frontline workers show up every day to do their jobs, sometimes at personal risk. These are the ticket and gate agents who take your ticket and check your bag, pilots who fly the plane, and flight attendants who provide safety and hospitality on board. And while you don’t always see them, these workers also are baggage handlers, ramp workers, fuel truck operators, mechanics and maintenance staff, cleaning crews, firefighters, security personnel, health and safety personnel, and dozens of other trades, specialists, and professionals whose personal presence is critical to taking passengers and cargo from origin to destination.

    Commercial aviation is critical to our transportation system and national economy. The industry’s airlines, airports, and supporting companies rely on frontline workers as the first line of operations and customer service. Our industry and our communities are grateful for their dedication and professionalism.

Past events

November 18, 2021 Fireside Chat: Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
October 27, 2021 Fireside Chat: Tony Douglas, Group Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Aviation Group
August 19, 2021 Listen & Learn: Regulations in the Air
July 22, 2021 Fireside Chat: Edward Sims, President and Chief Executive Officer, WestJet Airlines
June 08, 2021 Listen & Learn: Pieter Elbers, President & Chief Executive Officer, KLM
May 12, 2021 Listen & Learn: Aviation’s Sustainability Surge
April 20, 2021 Fireside Chat: Steve Dickson, Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration
March 11, 2021 Listen & Learn: Nicholas Calio, Airlines for America
February 11, 2021 Listen & Learn: The Mission of the Century-Aviation’s Role in Global COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery
January 12, 2021 Listen & Learn: Mark Baker, President & CEO, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association
December 09, 2020 IAC & IAWA Fireside Chat with Dame Karen Pierce DCMG, British Ambassador to the United States
November 12, 2020 Listen & Learn: Views from Capitol Hill: Congressional Aviation Policy in the Next Congress
October 06, 2020 Listen & Learn with Jeff Shane, former General Counsel, International Air Transport Association
September 17, 2020 Listen & Learn with Captain Joe DePete, President, Air Line Pilots Association
August 13, 2020 Virtual Fireside Q&A with Joanna Geraghty, President & COO of JetBlue
July 22, 2020 Listen & Learn Webinar: How are Airlines and Airports Restoring Confidence and Providing a Safe Environment for Travelers During the Pandemic?
June 16, 2020 Listen & Learn Webinar: Current, Short-Term, and Longer-Term Financial Prospects for the Airline Industry in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic
May 12, 2020 Listen & Learn Featuring David Short, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation & International Affairs
April 29, 2020 POSTPONED: Luncheon Featuring Dr. Ellen Stofan, Director, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum
March 19, 2020 POSTPONED: Luncheon Featuring Pieter Elbers, President & Chief Executive Officer, KLM
February 12, 2020 Luncheon Featuring Barry Eccleston, Past CEO & President, Airbus Americas, Inc.
January 21, 2020 SOLD OUT! Luncheon on Global Safety Management: Challenges & Opportunities
December 04, 2019 IAC Holiday Reception
November 07, 2019 Luncheon Featuring Zhihang Chi, Vice President, North America, Air China
October 16, 2019 Luncheon Featuring Robin Hayes, CEO, JetBlue
September 17, 2019 2019 L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner Honoring Marion Blakey
July 23, 2019 Luncheon Featuring Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
June 27, 2019 SOLD OUT! Luncheon Featuring Nicholas E. Calio, President and CEO, Airlines for America
May 07, 2019 May 7th Luncheon Featuring Ambassador Thomas L. Carter, Permanent Representative of the United States of America, International Civil Aviation Organization
April 24, 2019 April 24 Luncheon Featuring Joel Szabat, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation
February 13, 2019 February 13th Luncheon Featuring Alexandre de Juniac, Director General and CEO, IATA
January 23, 2019 January 23rd Luncheon Featuring Enrique Beltranena, Chief Executive Officer, Volaris
September 12, 2018 SOLD OUT: 2018 L. WELCH POGUE AWARD DINNER
September 06, 2018 September IAC Lunch Speaker: Mr. Bjørn Kjos, CEO of Norwegian.
July 19, 2018 SPECIAL EVENT
July 19, 2018 July 19th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Henrik Hololei, Director-General for Mobility and Transport, European Commission
June 20, 2018 IMPORTANT NOTICE ON JUNE 20 LUNCHEON
May 24, 2018 May 24th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Dan Elwell, Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator
May 09, 2018 Welcome Reception for Hugo Yon and Joel Szabat
April 04, 2018 April 4th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Andrew Watterson, EVP & CRO, Southwest Airlines
March 02, 2018 March 2nd Luncheon Featuring Mr. Derek Kan, Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy
December 04, 2017 2017 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
September 07, 2017 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
July 10, 2017 July 10th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Henrik Hololei, EU Director-General for Transport and Mobility
June 07, 2017 June 7th Luncheon Featuring Mr. Carsten Spohr, CEO, Lufthansa Group
May 23, 2017 May 23rd Luncheon Featuring Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants
April 28, 2017 April 28th Luncheon Featuring David Melcher, AIA
March 22, 2017 International Aviation Club March 22nd Luncheon
February 08, 2017 International Aviation Club February 8th Luncheon Panel Discussion
January 11, 2017 International Aviation Club January 11th Luncheon Greg Guice
November 09, 2016 International Aviation Club November 9th Luncheon Willie Walsh
October 06, 2016 International Aviation Club October 6 Luncheon
July 13, 2016 International Aviation Club July 13 Luncheon
June 22, 2016 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
June 13, 2016 International Aviation Club June 13 Luncheon
May 18, 2016 International Aviation Club May 18 Luncheon
April 27, 2016 International Aviation Club April 27 Luncheon
March 30, 2016 International Aviation Club March 30 Luncheon
February 24, 2016 International Aviation Club February Luncheon
December 10, 2015 2015 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
November 04, 2015 International Aviation Club November Luncheon
October 09, 2015 International Aviation Club October Luncheon
September 02, 2015 International Aviation Club September Luncheon
June 25, 2015 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
May 20, 2015 International Aviation Club May Luncheon
March 26, 2015 International Aviation Club March Luncheon
January 28, 2015 International Aviation Club Luncheon
December 10, 2014 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
November 20, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
October 09, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
September 29, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
July 31, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
June 26, 2014 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
May 02, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 10, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
March 10, 2014 International Aviation Club Luncheon
December 19, 2013 2013 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
December 11, 2013 IAC SPECIAL EVENT - State of the Aviation Industry Speech by Chairman Bill Shuster
November 15, 2013 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
September 10, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
August 01, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
June 26, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
May 16, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 23, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 03, 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
February 13, 2013 February 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
January 31, 2013 January 2013 Member & Guest Reception
January 17, 2013 January 2013 International Aviation Club Luncheon
December 03, 2012 2012 IAC Annual Holiday Reception
November 08, 2012 November 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
October 18, 2012 October 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
September 13, 2012 September 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
July 19, 2012 IAC July Summer Reception
July 17, 2012 July 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
June 07, 2012 June 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
April 25, 2012 Annual L. Welch Pogue Award Dinner
March 29, 2012 March 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon
February 23, 2012 February 2012 International Aviation Club Luncheon


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