22-25 September 2015
Hotel Realm, Canberra
Australian Federation Air Pilots (AFAP) – Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) – Aerosafe Risk Management – Bevington Group – BHP Billiton – Canberra Airport – Civil Aviation Safety Authority – Cobham – Department of Defence (DDAAF) – Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development) – Emirates, Etihad – Honourable Company of Air Pilots – Pilatus – Qantas – Recreational Aviation Association of Australia (RA-Aus) – Regional Express (Rex) – Royal Aeronautical Society (Australia) – Thales – Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council – Virgin Australia.
Sir Angus Houston AK AFC
Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture
Conference theme: ‘Training for change’
The conference opened with the Aviation Policy Group—the heads of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development; the Civil Aviation Safety Authority, Airservices Australia and Defence aviation giving an overview of aviation safety issues in their respective domains.
Day 1 addressed the theme of training, with presentations covering aspects such as: ‘Pilot training: getting real’, Training for survival’, and ‘Planning training for change’.
One of the highlights of day 1 was Professor Patrick Hudson’s presentation entitled ‘The experience conundrum: we want it, we lost it’, which explored how you can train flight crew to manage the ‘weird, black swan events’.
Day 2 opened with UK barrister and QC, Gerard Forlin’s presentation ‘A smörgåsbord’, looking at the perils of litigation for the aviation industry. It continued with further presentations on ‘training for change’, including one from Captain Henry Donohoe, SVP Emirates Group Safety, on ‘Safety: the hard sell’.
The 2015 conference closed with Ian Honnery, chief executive, Aerospace Maritime and Defence Foundation Australia Limited (AMDA), giving the PG Taylor address.