Talk: challenges facing civil aviation

2009-11-10 00:00

THE South African Institute of International Affairs in conjunction with the Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business is hosting Dr Brian Suckling (left) who will be speaking on the challenges facing civil aviation in the 21st century.

Suckling is a vastly experienced pilot who joined the South African Air Force at the age of 17 and transferred to South African Airways in 1972.

Since then, he has flown most of the jet aircraft operated by the national airline.

Suckling works under contract for SAA and owns the Leading Edge Aviation Consulting Group. He holds a B Iuris degree from Unisa, an MBA from Henley Management College in the UK and a doctorate in business administration from the University of Natal.

The talk will take place on Thursday, November 19, from 12.30 pm to 2 pm at Chamber House.

Costs are R80 for members of institute, R100 for members of the chamber, R120 for non-members and R20 for students( on production of student card).

Lunch will be served and a cash bar is available. To attend, book with Lorna Jones at 033 345 2747 or or e-mail

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