Safety forum 2022

Flight Safety Foundation Annual Safety Forum organised by FSF, EUROCONTROL and European Regions Airline Association
 Safety forum 2022
Safety forum 2022


The 9th Annual Safety Forum organised by the Flight Safety Foundation together with EUROCONTROL and the European Regions Airline Association discussed how we can achieve ‘Safe Sustainability’ as the pressure to reduce aviation’s carbon footprint will increasingly impact aviation procedures and technology. The Forum looked at some of the key solutions to reduce aviation's environmental footprint, and assessed whether there could be unintended consequences for safety and resilience. Key solutions discussed were more sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) usage, pressure to save fuel, new aviation power sources in hydrogen or electrically powered aircraft - as well as the impact of climate change itself.

The in-person conference was organised on 30 June and 1 July 2022 and held at the EUROCONTROL headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

A summary of the 2022 Safety Forum as well as all presentations are available below:

 Videos and presentations

Registrations are now closed

Thank you for your interest in the 2022 Safety Forum. The registrations have been closed as we have reached the capacity of the venue.

You will find the Forum presentations and report on SKYbrary here.

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Time Sections
11:30 – 12:45 Registration and lunch
12:45 – 12:50 Forum opening
Tzvetomir Blajev Flight Safety Foundation, European Advisory Committee Chair
12:50 – 13:00 Welcome
Eamonn Brennan - EUROCONTROL Director General
13:00 – 13:10 Flight Safety Foundation Update
Hasan Shahidi, FSF President and CEO
13:10 – 13:20 ERAA Welcome
Andrew Kelly, ERA President
Session 1 - From Drawing Board to Published Regulation
13:20 - 13:50 D4S
Capt Martin Timmons, Ryanair
13:50 - 14:20 Effective Procedures and How to Create them
Capt. Shai Gill and Sharon Levy, CAL Cargo Airlines
14:20 - 14:50 A Regulator’s Perspective: Inspiring Curiosity
Anna Collard-Scruby, UK CAA
14:50 - 15:20 Re-connecting
Capt Rudy Pont, European Cockpit Association
15:20 – 15:55 Coffee break
Session 2 - Procedural Shortcomings
15:55 – 16:25 Operations Procedures and Flight Path Management
Kathy Abbott, Federal Aviation Administration
16:25 – 16:55 Procedures and Varieties of Human Work
Steve Shorrock, EUROCONTROL
16:55 – 17:25 Procedures in Context Capt
Ed Pooley, The Air Safety Consultancy
17:25 – 17:55 Airlines Safety Procedures – Evolution and Simplification for Global Operations
Geoff Clark & Capt Giancarlo, Buono
17:55 – 18:15 Awards
17:55 – 18:05 Safety forum Guest of Honour Award
Tzvetomir Blajev, Flight Safety Foundation, European Advisory Committee Chair
18:05 – 18:15 SKYbrary Aviation Safety Award
Tzvetomir Blajev, Flight Safety Foundation, European Advisory Committee Chair
18:15 – 20:15 Networking reception
Time Sections
08:30 – 09:00 Registration and lunch
Session 3 - Technology and science
09:00 – 09:30 Take off performance monitoring
Ian Goodwin Airbus
09:30 – 10:00 Safety Based Evolution of Procedures
Capt Christof-J. Kemény and Capt Richard Bakker, Lufthansa
10:00 – 10:30 Safety-critical procedure development requires high level multi-disciplinary knowledge
retired Lt-Col Harry Horlings, AvioConsult
10:30 – 11:00 Ignoring the Warnings: Lessons in Normalization of Deviance from the World of Motorsports
Max Leitschuh, WorldAware
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 11:50 FAA Briefing, 
Kimberly Pyle Federal Aviation Administration
Breakout sessions
11:50 – 13:30 From Drawing Board to Published Regulation
11:50 – 13:30 Procedural Shortcomings
11:50 – 13:30 Technology and science
13:30 – 14:15 Lunch Break
Findings and action opportunities
14:15 – 14:25 Breakout session 1 findings
Sébastien Follet
14:25 – 14:35 5 Breakout session 2 findings
Ludovic Mieusset
14:35 – 14:45 Breakout session 3 findings
Tom Becker
14:45 – 15:00 Closing remarks
Capt Peter Malady, EasyJet and Capt Andrew J. Elbert, Ryanair