Registration is now open for Bombardier’s 2017 Safety Standdown USA, which will be held from October 31 to November 2 in Wichita. This year’s theme for general sessions and workshops is “Intentionally Safe.” Safety Standdown is open to all aviation professionals and is free of charge, but seats are limited. A Bombardier spokesman told AIN that about 100 seats are still available. The seminar will also be available via webcast.
“This year, the Safety Standdown program will focus on a concept we are calling ‘Intentionally Safe,’” said Bombardier Business Aircraft demonstration pilot and safety officer Jason Karadimas. “In a nutshell, to be intentionally safe is to ensure everything aviation professionals do in their operation is done with a conscious safety focus. Each presenter will provide tools and tips [on this topic] during the workshops and general sessions as takeaways for attendees to use and share with colleagues.”
Among the general session presenters are NTSB chairman Robert Sumwalt, who will speak about safety leadership; FBI senior industrial/organizational psychologist Amy Grubb, who will talk about changing mindsets; and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University professor and department chair of aviation human factors and systems Dr. Scott Shappell, who will discuss expert decision-making. The more than 30 Safety Standdown workshops include current and emerging regulations, preventing runway incursions, high-altitude wake turbulence upset training, safety metrics and maintenance bloopers.