Our supporters

Investors in

aviation safety

Safeskies has the enthusiastic cooperation and support of several major supporters, including the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications. They make an investment in aviation safety through supporting various elements of Safeskies’ biennial conferences and one-off safety education events.

Between conferences, Safeskies cultivates dialogue between commercial and government sectors on issues and developments bearing on aviation safety. The role Safeskies plays in facilitating and promoting aviation safety receives recognition and support from all sectors of aviation: airlines and other operators, airports, service providers, aircraft manufacturers, aviation industry associations, the Australian Defence Force and government regulators and other instrumentalities.

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Why Safeskies needs

your support

Safeskies depends on financial support from industry and government, as it works to maximise conference accessibility through making delegate fees as affordable as possible.


Your return on your investment in aviation safety through Safeskies

Your involvement with Safeskies will be internationally recognised.

  • Safeskies has an international reach, featuring speakers from around the world, and a strong global network of aviation safety professionals.

You will be promoted widely as an ‘investor in aviation safety’ before conferences or forums through channels such as social media, the Safeskies’ website, paid advertising, and via channels such as banners, a conference app and the presentations during the Safeskies conference or safety forums.

Your organisation will be seen as a leader in aviation and associated with Safeskies’ unique, authoritative and established profile.

It will facilitate your involvement in industry discussions, networking and collaboration.

Investors in aviation safety

Major investors
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Dr Sue Burdekin

Life member of Safeskies from 2020

Most recently, Dr Sue Burdekin was the Aviation Program Coordinator in ADFA’s School of Engineering and Information Technology. She is a highly credentialled academic and researcher in human factors; and has been a senior lecturer in human factors and aviation safety since 2001. She has had experience in GA management and is a commercial pilot. She is a committee member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, a member of the European Association for Aviation Psychology, the Australian Aviation Psychology Association, the International Society of Air Safety Investigation, the Australian Women Pilots’ Association (a former state president), and a former board member of Safeskies.

She and her partner, Dr Robert (Rob) Lee, were regular speakers at Safeskies, bringing their wide-ranging and considerable human factors expertise to the conferences.