Capt Chris Hine, General Manager, Flight Operations/Chief Pilot of Rex - Regional Express outlined the current position of regional aviation in Australia in an address on to UNSW Aviation 23rd April 2009.

Touching on issues ranging from Rex's response to the rapid economic downturn, the importance of reliable air service to regional Australia, fleet development, and the longer term issue of pilot training and retention in a cyclic industry, Chris Hine provided first hand insights and guidance to an audience of aviation management and flying students.

This presentation forms part of the department's program of industry speakers, including Dr Paul Hooper, Director of Policy and Regulation at the Abu Dhabi Dept of Transport; Warwick Blacker, General Manager Qantas Jetset Travelworld; Terry Flynn, recently appointed regional manager Greece for Emirates Airline; and Pruet Boobphakam, Managing Director Cargo and Mail - Thai Airways International.