May 6, 2011
Washington, DC, – On Monday, May 16, a day before the openingof the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), theNational Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the European BusinessAviation Association (EBAA) will jointly host a workshop dedicated to thesafety issues facing aircraft operators in Europe.
The European Business Aviation Safety Workshop will be heldat the Geneva Palexpo Conference Center, Hall 1, Meeting Room K, beginning at8:30 am local time.
Topics to be covered include:
• Preventing Runway Incursions and Excursions;
• Human Performance and Managing Risk;
• Advanced Technology Cockpits, and;
• The Role of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and othersafety-related tools
Additionally, the annual EBAA Safety of Flight AwardsCeremony will be held during a post-Workshop reception. This award honoursoperators who have demonstrated exemplary safety records.
“We must carry safety initiatives down througheverything we do, which is why we have arranged this workshop, focusing on themain safety challenges faced in Europe,” explained NBAA President and CEOEd Bolen. “We are delighted to be working with our colleagues in EBAA andthe UK Civil Aviation Authority to develop this event.”
“Our safety record matches or exceeds the safety of thebest airlines,” says Brian Humphries, EBAA President and CEO. “Indeedsuch excellence is vital if we are to retain our hard-won public and officialconfidence in the business aviation sector.”
The business aviation community has taken the lead insetting standards of best practice through such tools as the InternationalStandard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) as a cornerstone element inSafety Management Systems for business aviation. Just last year, EBAA developedand published an Emergency Response Planning support tool, which likewise hasbeen popular among operators.
The European Business Aviation Safety Workshop is open toany operator of any business aircraft to attend free of charge. Interestedparticipants must register in advance on the www.ebace.aerowebsite.