19-21 October 1993
National Convention Centre, Canberra
Conference dinner: Grand Foyer, High Court of Australia
Civil Aviation Authority – Qantas Airways Ltd – British Airways – Continental Airlines – Federal Airports Corporation – Peter Isaacson Publications – The Preston Group – Hawker Pacific Pty Ltd – Thompson Radar
John J Nance
US aviator and author, opened the conference
The inaugural conference opening sessions were entitled ‘The present scene’, where Dr Rob Lee, from the Australian Bureau of Air Safety, spoke on ‘New ideas in air safety’; followed by sessions on the Australian regulatory framework, and ‘International comparisons’ from Captain Dan Maurino.
The conference looked at every facet of aviation safety, from human factors (John Lauber of the NTSB), to commercial safety considerations (Don Kendell); flying ops (both fixed-wing and rotary); ground crew /maintenance(John Alldis); airspace (Captain Buck Brooksbank); cabin safety; and airlines.
On day 2, the conference sessions addressed the question: ‘Where to from here?’ with sessions on disaster management, technological developments, training, and the role of TQM in aviation.