Safety forum 2024

Aviation Weather Resilience
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The 11th Safety Forum, organised by the Flight Safety Foundation, in partnership with EUROCONTROL and the European Regions Airline Association is scheduled to take place on 19–20 June 2024, at our headquarters in Brussels.

This edition of the Forum will explore what the aviation industry needs to do next in order to strengthen its weather resilience. More specifically, it will focus on weather resilience management and provide insights and strategies into how we can enhance safety measures and reduce the likelihood of weather-related incidents and accidents. Reacting to weather-related safety risks can result in flight delays, traffic disruptions, diversions and cancelations, causing inconvenience to passengers and substantial financial losses to airlines.

The Forum will also look at how weather forecasting and cutting-edge technologies can be integrated into aviation operations to mitigate traffic disruptions and delays and improve the overall passenger experience.

Registrations have now opened, please visit the link above to sign up.

Call for presentations

The Organising Committee invites submissions to present as a speaker. The list below shows possible topics for the presentations:

Humans for Current Safe Operations

  • Lessons taken from the COVID-19 pandemic (e.g., skill fade)
  • Dealing with staffing limitations and mitigation strategies
  • Understanding human performance and organisational factors
  • Mental health and peer support programmes

Humans for Future Safe Operations

  • Understanding new technologies and industry demands
  • Updating skills and knowledge requirements in a changing industry
  • Dealing with minimum standard training and regulatory changes
  • How to attract, select and retain the right talent

The Path to Diversity for Safe Operations

  • Understanding diversity as a driver of resilience and innovation
  • Sharing practical approaches to support diversity for safe operations
  • Managing inter-generational knowledge transfer

Speakers are expected to present for not more than 20 minutes. Speakers' MS PowerPoint presentations will not need supporting papers but, to enable the best possible programme to be assembled, all submissions must:

  • Fully explain what the intended presentation will cover in 200 to 500 words. Such an abstract should make the key messages of the intended presentation absolutely clear in an initial paragraph.
  • Include the speaker’s photo and a bio of up to 200 words.
  • Note that submissions will be rejected if the Organising Committee considers that they are to be used as commercial advertising or as a business promotion effort.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 10 March 2023. All abstracts and bios must be submitted as MS Word Documents attached to an email sent from the address you wish to be used for communication to [email protected]. Receipt will be acknowledged.

The outcome of the selection process will be communicated on behalf of the Organising Committee by 5 April 2023. It will then be essential for all accepted presentations to be received by 18 May 2023.