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BREAKING NEWS!  27th Annual Conference program released. Click here to view the distinguished line-​up speakers that we be featured in Dubai. Early registration discount extended to October 9th! ​Register today!

IAWA is pleased to announce that Dayan Hochman is the IAWA scholarship winner for 2015 from McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law.

Dayan is a third generation pilot and self-professed aviation “geek”.   She is a graduate of Colorado College, where she majored in Italian Studies, and the University of New Mexico School of Law.   Dayan is a Master’s in Law Candidate and Nicholas N. Matte Fellow at McGill’s Institute of Air and Space Law. Before attending McGill, Dayan practiced law in Albuquerque, specializing in insurance defense work.   At McGill her focus has been on international accident investigation laws as they relate to incidents involving large commercial aircraft.   After completing her Master’s Degree this fall, Dayan intends to return to the practice of law as a litigator or regulatory attorney, using her expertise in carrier liability and regulatory issues related to aviation safety and security.


The IAWA Community recently came together in Bogota, Washington DC, Cancun and Paris.  Click here to see more photos from IAWA events around the globe!

The IAWA Community came together on September 24 in Paris. Thank you to Carole Sportes and her colleagues at Squire Patton Boggs who hosted the event.

25 ladies came together for the Bogota Reception on August 31st.  Thank you to the sponsors of this event: CMC Abogados and Diego Pardo Tovar!

On August 31, board members Kathy Flanagan, Debra Fowler and Mylene Scholnick welcomed in Washington new member Carolyn Deforge from the NTSB in an intimate gathering with IAWA members Robyn Mendel and Jane Cavanagh (both from Katten Muchen Rosenman LLP).  IAWA has developed an Ambassador Program to welcome new members and reach out to them to encourage better participation and open up to new ideas.

The IAWA Community came together on September 4th for the Cancun Reception at the ALTA Aviation Law Americas conference.  Thank you to the sponsors of this event: Santamarina Y Steta and Nassar Abogados!

July 2015 News and Views Published

The July 2015 IAWA News & Views newsletter is published and available for distribution. The newsletter is a compendium of the last three months of IAWA activity, featuring articles about past and upcoming networking events.

Download your copy here


President's Message - July 2015

I hope you are making time for a mid-year break to rest, rejuvenate and reflect. I am writing from the dock of my family summer cottage where I am inspired each year by my great-grandmother. 90 years ago she would traveled more than 375 miles alone with three children to an island in the midst of a large lake where she built a small cottage. Unlike the multiple flight options I have today, she travelled by car, train and boat to reach the island.

This magical place that inspired her to make the long journey each summer continues to inspire me today with its life’s basics. While I work for an airline that blesses me to travel the world, the lake is by far my happy place. I hope each of you have your own happy place where you too can take time for yourself and hopefully read IAWA’s newsletter. Happy place time gets us all ready to complete the year full of even more fireworks. I am thrilled to share that IAWA is set to round out 2015 with a Connect, Inspire & Lead bang!

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The IAWA Board met in Washington DC in June and also held a strategic planning session focusing on how to Connect, Inspire, & Lead the future women of IAWA.

IAWA is pleased to announce its partnership with the Global Aerospace Summit.  Click here to learn more.

IAWA Selects 2015 Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award Recipient: Cecile Hatfield, Esq.

Congratulations to Cecile Hatfield, the recipient of the 2015 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award as Cecile Hatfield. The award was presented by IAWA Board Members Katherine Staton and Debra Fowler during the Washington DC Reception on June 2nd. This award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team players by men and women alike. As a woman who epitomizes these attributes, IAWA is honored to recognize Cecile Hatfield, Esq. as the fourth recipient of this award. Click here for more information.

Check out this video to learn about Cecile’s inspiring accomplishments.


27th Annual Conference - Hotel Block & Registration Now Open!

Make your reservations today for the 27th Annual Conference at Fairmont the Palm in Dubai.  Click here for more information.

Registration is now available online! Register today!



IAWA hosts Receptions and Connects around the globe allowing women in the aviation and aerospace industry to come together and network.  

Join IAWA at an upcoming event and CONNECT today!

IAWA Marketing Brochure

Available as a marketing tool for use at IAWA Receptions and Connects is this useful IAWA brochure. Its eight quad-fold pages highlight the international nature of the organization and describe it's mission and 


The brochure measures 8.5” x 14” (210 mm x 394 mm) open, 8.5” x 3.5” (210 mm x 97.5 mm) folded and was generously designed and provided by Airbus.Read more ...


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