Rob Eagles 

Director, Air Traffic Management and Infrastructure, Safety & Flight Operations,
International Air Transport Association (IATA)  

Rob Eagles is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Director, Air Traffic Management and Infrastructure, headquartered in Montreal. In this role he is responsible for all new concepts of operation and technology relating to airspace and air traffic management operations.  A primary focus of his work is unmanned vehicles.  
Mr. Eagles is an Air Traffic controller by profession specializing in future air traffic management technologies and concepts.  Prior to joining IATA in 2005, he served as Technical Project Lead at the National Air Traffic Services (NATS) United Kingdom.  In this role he managed the research and development of an award winning new air traffic controller toolset for London’s major airports, Heathrow and Gatwick. The project delivered the most significant advancement in London’s operations over the last 20 years. 

Mr. Eagles’ 25 years of civil and military air traffic management experience includes leadership positions in operations and training for the London Air Traffic Centre, the Eurocontrol Area Control Centre in Maastricht, the Netherlands, and as an Officer in the British Royal Air Force.  He holds a Masters Degree in Air Transport Management from City University in London. Mr Eagles is a graduate of the Royal Air Force College Cranwell, England.