Kevin Ducksbury of Emerge Aviation has been appointed as the new Chairman of The Air Charter Association, succeeding Nick Weston of Weston Aviation. The appointment was made at the February Board Meeting of The Air Charter Association following a vote and the endorsement of the Board. Kevin is the first appointed Chairman since the Association’s rebrand in 2019 and will formally take on the role from The Air Charter Spring Lunch on 1st April onwards.
In his presentation to the Board Kevin outlined his future vision for the Association which included growing the Association’s geographical footprint and the promotion of the air charter industry to the next generation of aviation professionals. Since joining the Board of the Association in 2018 Kevin has been a very active participant and has driven forward many of the Association’s initiatives, including Broker Training and notably launched and continues to produce the Association’s unique podcast.
Kevin has extensive experience in the air charter industry, with a 30 year career that includes many years working with Monarch Airlines and Air London (now Air Partner). While with Air Partner Kevin worked in Dubai as Regional Director for the Middle East & Asia. Since returning to the UK in 2012 Kevin has set up his own aviation consultancy and management services company, Emerge Aviation, which has worked with a wide range of companies involved in the air charter industry. Currently Kevin is working in the ACMI leasing sector with Dubai based Air Charter International.
Speaking about Kevin’s appointment, outgoing Chairman Nick Weston commented: “I am delighted to hand over the role of Chairman to Kevin. I am sure the role will be in very safe hands and that he will continue the excellent work carried out by the Association. I am proud to have served in the role of Chairman but in order to maintain momentum it is essential that we bring a new impetus to the role and I am sure that Kevin is very well equipped for this purpose.”
On becoming Chairman of the Air Charter Association Kevin commented: “I am honoured and delighted to chair a board of dynamic, and passionate air charter experts. The Association has made great strides during Nick’s tenure as Chairman and I look forward to pushing further with the drive and success that the board has created over the last few years, in order to provide the highest level of support to our members.”
Kevin Ducksbury has been appointed as the new Chairman of The Air Charter Association, he replaces Nick Weston who has served his term of Chairmanship.