3–5 October 2017
National Convention Centre, Canberra
Conference dinner and Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture: Great Hall, Parliament House 3 October
Airservices Australia – Australian and International Pilots Association – Australian Federation of Airline Pilots – Australian Transport Safety Bureau – Boeing Australia – Canberra Airport – Civil Aviation Safety Authority – Department of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development – Dick Smith – Northrop Grumman – Pilatus, Qantas – QBE Insurance – Recreational Aviation Australia – Rex Regional Airlines – Thales
CEO and MD, Virgin Australia Group: Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture
The conference operand 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.
Following sessions looked at human performance in automated systems, with a focus on upset recovery training; while a dedicated session on drone/unmanned aircraft addressed the opportunities and challenges drone operations represent for both civil and military applications.
The final session of day one covered a range of topics, from helicopter and gliding safety to wildlife hazard management.
Day 2 looked at cabin safety (the efficacy of the brace position), the opportunities digital data creates for safety assurance, airside safety and the challenges of implementing Australia’s integrated ATM system, OneSky.
The 2017 conference closed with Safeskies’ President Emeritus, Peter Lloyd, giving the PG Taylor address.