Andrew Charlton is the managing director of Aviation Advocacy, an independent strategic, government affairs and publishing company based in Switzerland. Aviation Advocacy’s clients include major industry suppliers, airlines, ANSPs, regulators, service providers and airports. He is also the DG of CIVATAglobal, an association focused on the roll-out of drones and advanced aerial mobility in cities.
Andrew regularly writes about and comments on aviation. Aviation Advocacy’s subscription only Aviation Intelligence Reporter is an increasingly influential monthly critique of developments. Its subscribers include senior regulators; airline, ANSP and airport senior executives; and several trade associations. He also hosts Eurocontrol’s StraightTalk where he interviews senior industry players.
Andrew has wide-ranging experience in the legal, commercial and aero-political aspects of the aviation industry. He has been involved in some of the most major developments in the industry. Previously, Andrew was the Chief Legal Officer of Qantas Airways before being responsible for Government Affairs for IATA and then SITA. Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.