New Air League Chief Executive Officer
Nick West, MA, FRAES, has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Air League. Nick trained as a helicopter pilot with the Army Air Corps and flew Gazelles and Lynxes with Royal Marines 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron for four years, including a fivemonth period as the detachment commander in Belize and also on the relief operation Safe Haven in Kurdistan in 1991. After leaving the service he has worked in corporate communications, public affairs and marketing in the aviation, aerospace, defence and security industries with Racal Electronics/ Thales, Boeing and Raytheon UK. He is a past Chairman of the Aviation Club of the United Kingdom, a former Trustee of the Air League and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
“The Air League is synonymous with the aviation and aerospace industries which have always been inspiring to me, as they encapsulate imagination, exploration, pioneering spirit, technological endeavour, diligence and team work,” he says. “My vision for the Air League is to grow its brand equity as an authoritative industry voice, which stands for a number of key issues inextricably linked to the health of the industry and UK economic success. The impact of the Air League has been tremendous over my twenty years’ involvement, and in future the organisation will be developing a clearer approach to campaigning, to better support our corporate and individual members.
"Enhancing the capability of the Air League to deliver practical and educational support to beneficiaries is a core objective, where we are already expanding the scope of the organisation considerably.”
ABOVE: Nick West, newly appointed Air League Chief Executive Officer