ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Boeing Company will serve as the host sponsor of Flight Safety Foundation’s 71st International Air Safety Summit (IASS 2018) Nov. 12–14 in Seattle. Boeing is a long-time supporter and Benefactor member of the Foundation.
“We are extremely pleased that Boeing has agreed to be the host sponsor of this year’s IASS,” said Foundation President and CEO Jon Beatty. “IASS has a tradition as the industry’s premier annual safety event, and Boeing’s support and participation will go a long way toward ensuring that tradition is continued this year,” he said. IASS 2017 was held in Dublin, Ireland, and hosted by Aer Lingus.
“I am delighted the Foundation has selected Seattle as the venue for this year’s IASS,” said John Hamilton, Boeing Commercial Airplanes vice president of engineering and chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Governors. The Foundation has been a key partner of ours in identifying and helping implement safety changes that make our industry the safest form of transportation. Passengers expect to arrive safely at their destination, and the Foundation plays a key role in making sure this happens.
“Additionally, the rise of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is gradually becoming part of everyday life. With this technology and innovation come additional risks that our industry must mitigate. Boeing looks forward to hosting the summit and welcoming the delegates to share best practices and key learnings to ensure our safe aviation system becomes even safer,” he said.
IASS 2018 will be held at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Information on the event, including a preliminary program and details on how to exhibit or sponsor, is available on the Foundation’s website. To register as an attendee, click here. A discounted early registration rate is available until Aug. 31, 2018.
Held annually since 1947, IASS regularly draws as many as 325 representatives from more than 50 countries to exchange information and propose new directions for further risk reductions. The summit covers training; risk mitigation strategies; management; human factors; and emerging safety issues facing airlines, manufacturers and equipment suppliers, training organizations, flight crews, maintenance personnel and industry executives.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. As America’s biggest manufacturing exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in more than 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training. Boeing has a long tradition of aerospace leadership and innovation. The company continues to expand its product line and services to meet emerging customer needs. Its broad range of capabilities includes creating new, more efficient members of its commercial airplane family; designing, building and integrating military platforms and defense systems; creating advanced technology solutions; and arranging innovative customer-financing options.
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