What we do
Safeskies educates about, and promotes, aviation safety. Through our biennial conferences and other events, we facilitate access to the world’s leading aviation safety practitioners and researchers.
Safeskies provides cross-fertilisation of aviation safety ideas and approaches across all sectors of the aviation industry—civil and military.
Safeskies aims to identify and promote effective solutions to the safety challenges facing the aviation industry globally.
While Safeskies is funded widely by government and industry groups with an interest in aviation safety, it operates independently of such groups, allowing Safeskies to adopt a non-partisan approach to vital aviation safety issues.
Our Life Members
Robert (Bob) Warn
B Ec BSc FCILT (Life member)
Founder, and founding chairman of Safeskies
Life member of Safeskies from 2016
Ian Dale (Dale) Yeaman— FCILT RAAF (Ret’d)
Life member from 2016
Wing Commander I D Yeaman
Dr Sue Burdekin
Life member from August 2020
Safeskies was founded in late 1992 as a sub-committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA). CILTA held the first Safeskies Australia conference in October 1993; and in 2001, Safeskies Australia was incorporated as a separate body.
The biennial Safeskies is now a well-established event on the aviation calendar, recognised as a significant aviation safety conference in Australasia and the southern hemisphere.
The 2019 Safeskies conference was the fourteenth conference in the series, held every two years in Australia’s national capital, Canberra. With the disruption caused to the aviation industry and events alike by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Safeskies conference due in 2021 was held in September 2022. In October 2023 Safeskies will celebrate its 30 year anniversary.
Image | Phil Sharp