31 Oct–2 Nov 2001
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra
Conference dinner and Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture: Parliament House
Airbus Industrie – Aircraft Owners’ and Pilots Association – Air New Zealand – Airservices Australia – Australian Parachute Federation Inc. – Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) – Aviation Safety Foundation Australia – British Airways – Cathay Pacific – Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) – Department of Defence – Department of Transport and Regional Services (DOTRS) – DuPont (Australia) Ltd – Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN) – Kendell Airlines – Quality Inn Garden City – QANTAS Airways Limited – Royal Australian Air Force – THALES Training and Simulation
Captain Etienne Tarnowski
Experimental test pilot and Senior Director, Training Development, Airbus Industrie: Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture
Conference theme: ‘Managing aviation safety in a globalised world’
Given the previous millennium closed with a spate of international aviation accidents, the 2001 conference asked the key question ‘Are global safety lessons to be learned from these accidents truly being identified and applied?’ Consequently, it adopted the theme: ‘Managing aviation safety in a globalised world’.
Day 1 began with the Hon. John Anderson, Minister for Transport and Regional Services, officially opening the conference, and continued with three highlight presentations.
Mick Toller, Director of Aviation Safety, CASA, spoke on ‘CASA’s Safety Agenda’; and Dr John Burgess, former VP, Safety Environment & Technology, BHP Billiton, on ‘The Safety Culture in Industry’. The leading address came from Professor Patrick Hudson, University of Leiden, The Netherlands, speaking on ‘Hearts and Minds – The Aviation Safety Culture’.
Day 1 also saw the first series of concurrent workshops: on managing safety culture, and cabin safety and security.
Day 2’s presentations examined safety from a global perspective, and included addresses from Leroy Keith, the technical director, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (The development of a safety focus in the Asia Pacific region); Peter Wigens, head of corporate safety, Cathay Pacific (‘The business of aviation safety in a globalised world’); and David Harvey (Thales) and Mike Grayburn (GAPAN) on future pilot selection and training.
The day 2 concurrent workshops (‘focused discussion sessions’) covered: developments in aviation technology, the development of a safety focus in the Asia-Pacific region, and airspace management. Dr Rob Lee chaired the conference wrap-up, and consideration of the discussion session reports.
For more detail, see the full 2001 conference program.