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Join us on Thursday 15th July onboard HQS Wellington, moored on the Victoria embankment, centrally located straddling the boundary between The City and Westminster for the inaugural Future Aviation & Aerospace Professional Network Reception.

Designed for established early career professionals and those planning to pursue a profession with aviation and aerospace, the aim of the evening is to provide a platform to converse, meet and network with other aspiring individuals and established professionals across the entire spectrum of available roles in a relaxed and social atmosphere.

The evening will commence with welcome drinks upon arrival. Guests will then proceed up to the Quarter Deck - a unique open-air venue with unrivalled views up and down the river Thames for further networking and canapés.

With all the necessary COVID-secure protocols in place the event will also welcome several short talks from inspirational professionals across a broad range of backgrounds including engineering, business development, flight operations and special mission delivery.

As the UK’s leading aviation and aerospace non-profit organisation, the Air League breaks down the perceived barriers into these industries and aims to inspire and enable the next generation of aviation and aerospace professionals from all backgrounds across the UK.

We very much look forward to welcoming back our members and supporters at our first in-person event of 2021.

Event Partners

2Excel Aviation is an innovative aviation services business working across a range of industries including defence and security, engineering, events and disaster response.  

Activity is organised around two business lines: 2Excel Aviation, which comprises Capability Development, Special Missions and Charter; and 2Excel Engineering, which is a Maintenance and Repair Organisation (MRO) for Boeing and Airbus narrow-bodied aircraft. 

With an annual turnover of more than £45m the rapid growth of the company’s business lines and capabilities has enabled 2Excel to become an emerging force in the market, successfully bidding for and winning contracts against much larger competitors. 

With bases at Sywell Aerodrome, Stansted Airport, Doncaster-Sheffield Airport and Lasham Airfield, 2Excel’s customers include Government Departments, the defence and oil industries, airlines and airline brokers. 

Founded in 2005 by two Royal Air Force pilots, 2Excel has grown from five people and four aerobatic aircraft to over 400 people and a fleet of 28. In 2018, 2Excel Aviation became 51 per cent employee owned through the creation of an Employee Ownership Trust. 

Boeing is the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft with capabilities in rotorcraft, electronic and defence systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems.

Boeing employs more than 2,200 people across the UK and in 2018 celebrated 80 years of partnership with the United Kingdom, the Armed Forces, British manufacturing and the air transport industry. Boeing and the Air League have been partnering to offer gliding scholarships to inner city students since May 2012. In 2013 Boeing and the Air League decided to expand the programme to wounded veterans in collaboration with Aerobility. Since 2012, more than 120 flying scholarships have been awarded.

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