Graham Williamson to chair the 2019 Isle of Man Aviation Conference

The Martyn Fiddler Aviation team are delighted to announce Graham Williamson as chairman for the second year running for the 2019 Isle of Man Aviation Conference.

Until recently Graham was responsible for all TAG Aviation Operations in Europe and the Middle East.  He joined the company in November 2005 as Director of Operations and was later promoted to Managing Director of TAG Aviation (UK) Ltd with additional responsibility for Flight and Ground Operations across Europe.  He was subsequently promoted to President TAG Aviation Europe.

Graham left TAG at the end of October 2018 to embark on an exciting new adventure, launching Sonas Aviation, a new Irish aircraft management company based at Shannon airport in west Ireland.

Graham commented:

“I am delighted and honoured to have been asked to once again Chair the 2019 Isle of Man Aviation Conference which remains one of the highlights of the business aviation year.  Last year was a resounding success which mixed exceptional presentations and discussions with a chance to network and build new relationships, we even managed to have some fun as well!  

2019 will prove to be a watershed year for our industry when we will know the real implications of the UK leaving the EU and its effect on our operations, products and services.  I have recently embarked on a new European venture based in Ireland called Sonas Aviation where we hope to offer a new choice for customers seeking peace of mind and certainty in these times of disruption, complexity and riskMore than any other year, I believe this is the right time to share ideas and hear from fellow professionals on how we can build a future for the benefit of our clients, partners and our employees.

This is still “the” Conference for aviation professionals by aviation professionals and the place where you can share knowledge, share experience and create opportunities.

Only by working together can we promote and safeguard the interests of our customers in respect of operations, legislation, airports, airspace, manufacturers and suppliers to enhance and facilitate the safe, efficient and economic operation of business aircraft.”

Prior to joining TAG Aviation, Mr Williamson was the CEO of a start-up airline in India and in a 40-year career has held executive posts in airlines in central Europe, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.

Graham is a member of the EBAA Board of Governors and has been an Accountable Manager for a number of airlines including TAG Aviation.  He joined the then Britannia Airways in 1978 as an Operations Officer and has not been bored since.

Heather Gordon, Legal Director of Martyn Fiddler Aviation remarked:

“After the fantastic job Graham did as chairman of the 2018 conference it was a no-brainer for the Martyn Fiddler team to ask him to return. We are absolutely delighted that our invitation was accepted!

Last year we ended with a sing song along to ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, led by Graham and Synergy Aviation’s Dave Edwards. Please click here to see the 2018 video. We can’t wait to find out what Graham has in stall for us in 2019!”

Graham’s incredible knowledge and experience combined with his great personality and whit ensured that our 8th conference was another success. We are positive the 9th will be just as fabulous!