FlySafe 2019 forum set to improve aviation safety

articledefault

In a concerted effort to maintain Australia’s world-leading safety record, Australia’s three government aviation agencies are hosting the inaugural FlySafe 2019 Aviation Safety Forum at the Australian International Airshow next month.

Airservices Australia, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), and the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) will together discuss and explore a range of aviation safety issues with the aim of enhancing aviation safety during a full day forum at the airshow, to be held at Avalon Airport in Victoria on Thursday 28 February.

FlySafe 2019 is open and free to trade visitors, exhibitors and conference delegates. The forum will include keynote sessions by Airservices Chief Executive Officer Jason Harfield; ATSB Chief Commissioner Greg Hood; and CASA Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aviation Safety, Shane Carmody.

Safety experts from the three agencies will be discussing the benefits of enabling a positive safety reporting culture and will also talk through a hypothetical accident at a busy airport to describe the important roles each agency plays during an aviation accident.

With the ATSB’s latest annual statistics showing an increase in the number of fatalities from aviation accidents in Australia during 2017, Chief Commissioner Hood said the ATSB regularly investigates aviation accidents involving poor decision making and risk management.

“We regularly see accidents repeated – fatal accidents which could have quite easily been avoided – it is incredibly tragic and very frustrating,” said Mr Hood. “There are valuable safety lessons to be learned for the whole of industry from our investigations, and I look forward to discussing a range of safety matters with the attendees at FlySafe 2019.”

FlySafe 2019 will also hear from the Director of the Defence Flight Safety Bureau, Group Captain Nigel Ward, and from New Zealand’s Transport Accident Investigation Commission, Chief Commissioner, Jane Meares.

“Australia’s aviation safety scorecard is the envy of the world, and we continue to innovate and improve in order to maintain this proud legacy,” said Mr Harfield, who will be providing an update on current developments in air traffic management safety, including the OneSKY program. “It is crucial we do this, so the industry grows safely and efficiently in the years to come.”

Mr Carmody said FlySafe 2019 represents a unique opportunity for the aviation industry.

“CASA is committed to maintaining Australia’s strong aviation safety record through improvements to regulations, effective consultation with industry and working together with other aviation agencies,” Mr Carmody said. “At FlySafe 2019 the aviation industry will have the opportunity to address and confront safety issues, and hear how the three agencies will continue to work together to improve aviation safety in Australia.”

Registrations is free for airshow trade visitors and limited places are available. To attend FlySafe 2019, delegates should send their name, titles and affiliation to fly.safe@airservicesaustralia.com  before 15 February 2019.

Posted on: January 24, 2019

More News

Related topics

Airservices provides safe, secure, efficient and environmentally responsible services to the aviation industry.

Flight Information Management System (FIMS) Prototype Request For Proposal (RFP) now released

Airservices Australia has today announced the release of a Prototype Request for Proposal to collaborate with industry to develop a Flight Information Management System (FIMS) to open up the skies safely and efficiently to new airspace users. FIMS is a data exchange gateway that will connect Unmanned Aerial System Traffic Management (UTM) participants with Australia’s air traffic management […]

Cutting red tape for Drone Operators

Action is being taken to reduce the red tape burden on remotely piloted aircraft operators. The Civil Aviation Safety Authority and Airservices Australia are working to streamline approval processes for commercial drone operators around civil controlled aerodromes. A new digital, automated process for some remotely piloted aircraft operations near controlled aerodromes will be trialled, reducing […]

Airservices Australia and Skykraft Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Airservices Australia and Skykraft Pty Limited have launched a new collaboration to share information and technical expertise as part of the development of Skykraft’s commercial space-based Air Traffic Management service. Skykraft is planning to conduct a Proof of Concept to explore and demonstrate the feasibility of space-based surveillance and communication technologies and its application in […]

SLEIGH RIDER ONE – Santa countdown begins!

With 15 sleeps left before Christmas, Airservices Australia has officially allocated Santa’s call sign—SLEIGH RIDER ONE—while also issuing a NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) to advise aircraft to keep clear of Santa as he delivers presents across Australia on Christmas Eve. With 2020 being a year like no other, Airservices and Santa have been working hard […]