SINGAPORE — The Singapore Aviation Safety Seminars (SASS), organized by Flight Safety Foundation and the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA), will get underway Monday morning with a keynote address by U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) human factors expert Bill Johnson, Ph.D., and will continue throughout the week with presentations and discussions on a wide range of critical aviation safety topics. Johnson is Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Human Factors in Aircraft Maintenance Systems at FAA, and his keynote address is titled “The Endless and Necessary Attention to Human Performance in Engineering Safety.”
Jon Beatty, President and CEO of the Foundation, said on the eve of SASS that “Our SASS partnership with the Singapore Aviation Academy is one we value very highly. This event has gotten better each year and I am confident that 2016’s will be the best yet. I’d like to thank everyone at SAA and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore who helped put this outstanding program together.”
“Thanks to the strong partnership with the Flight Safety Foundation, the Singapore Aviation Academy is pleased to host this series of aviation safety seminars,” said Tay Tiang Guan, Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore. “The convergence of aviation safety experts at the Academy will facilitate crucial conversations on some of the key aviation safety challenges and issues affecting the industry. We look forward to the sharing of knowledge and exchange of ideas to enhance flight safety worldwide.”
The Singapore Aviation Safety Seminars (SASS), an annual event, is intended to bring together international aviation professionals to share information and discuss the latest safety challenges and issues. This year’s SASS is divided into three seminars.
The Maintenance and Engineering Aviation Safety Seminar began Monday morning, March 14, and runs through mid-afternoon Tuesday, March 15. Topics to be addressed include risk management and human factors for maintenance and engineering safety, embracing technology for growth, resilience development and value engineering from a maintenance, repair and overhaul perspective. The event will conclude with a panel discussion on future challenges in maintenance and engineering.
The Safety Management Information and Sharing Seminar will be held on Wednesday, March 16. This one-day seminar is led by Mark Millam, the Foundation’s Vice President, Technical, and Greg Marshall, Vice President, Global Programs. It is the first of a dozen similar sessions planned as part of the Foundation’s Global Safety Information Project (GSIP). These workshops will be held throughout the Asia Pacific and Pan American regions through mid-July. More information on GSIP, its accomplishments to date and objectives for the rest of the year can be found on the GSIP website at www.fsfgsip.org.
The Flight Operations Safety Seminar is scheduled for Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18, and will feature a keynote address by Dr. Bill Johnson entitled “Categorising Human Performance Issues for Safety Management Systems.” Other topics and sessions include managing operational issues, threat and error management, fatigue risk management systems training and implementation and Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore guidance on upset prevention and recovery training.
About the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
The mission of the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) is to grow a safe, vibrant air hub and civil aviation system, making a key contribution to Singapore’s success. CAAS’ roles are to oversee and promote safety in the aviation industry, develop the air hub and aviation industry, provide air navigation services, provide aviation training for human resource development, and contribute to the development of international civil aviation.
About the Flight Safety Foundation
Flight Safety Foundation is an independent, non-profit, international organisation engaged in research, education, advocacy and publishing to improve aviation safety. The Foundation’s mission is to be the leading voice of safety for the global aerospace community.
About the Singapore Aviation Academy
Founded in 1958, the Singapore Aviation Academy (SAA) is the training arm of CAAS. Over the past 50 years, SAA has established itself as a renowned centre of learning in aviation. It currently conducts over 110 different programmes annually in aviation management, air traffic services, aviation safety and security, and airport emergency services to address training needs of aviation professionals at all levels. In 2000, SAA was conferred the prestigious Edward Warner Award by the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) for its eminent contribution as a centre of excellence in international civil aviation training. To date, SAA has trained over 90,000 programme participants, of which 28,000 are international participants from more than 200 countries and territories.
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