19-21 October 1997
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
Conference dinner and Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture: Hyatt Hotel Ballroom (North – dinner and South – lecture)
Ansett Australia – Shell Company of Australia – Department of Transport and Regional Development – Airservices Australia – British Airways – Boeing Commercial Airplane Company – Kendell Airlines – Australian Parachute Federation – Regional Airlines Association of Australia – The Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators – Civil Aviation Safety Authority – Bureau of Air Safety Investigation – Department of Defence – Philippine Airlines – Japan Airlines – El Al Israel Airlines – Air New Zealand – Qantas Airways – McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company – Orient Airlines Association
McDonnell Douglas Space Systems Company on the Delta Clipper project: Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture
Conference theme: ‘Setting the right aviation safety culture’
The Hon Mark Vaile, Minister for Transport and Regional Development opened the conference (the Hon John Sharp, listed on the program, resigned as minister in October 1997). This was followed by two keynote addresses: ‘Safety’ from Dr Roland Williams, chairman and CEO of Shell Australia, and ‘Setting the right aviation safety culture’ from John Nance, the 1993 inaugural conference keynote speaker.
Other day 1 sessions covered safety culture in the airlines and the regulatory bodies, and Dr Graham Edkins, from the Bureau of Air Safety Investigation (BASI) spoke on ‘New ideas in safety management, a case study of a regional airline’.
Day 1 concluded with three concurrent workshops: ‘New ideas in safety management and human factors’, ‘Technology and airworthiness’ and ‘Airspace management’.
Day 2 speakers addressed operational airline safety improvements (in the Israeli national airline, El Al); airport and ramp safety issues (Air New Zealand); Defence safety; and aircrew training. A second series of concurrent workshops examined: ‘Safety within the aircraft’, ‘Airport and ramp safety’ and ‘Aviation security issues’.
For more detail, see the 1997 program.