4th annual Singapore Aviation Safety Seminar

A detailed printable version of SASS
program can be found here!

Monday, March 26

1245 – 1400 Registration, Lunch with exhibitors
1400 – 1430 Opening Ceremony
Mr. Tay Tiang Guan, Deputy Director-General, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
Mr. Jon Beatty, President and CEO, Flight Safety Foundation
1430 – 1450 Keynote Address – Safety Brief 
Manjit Singh, Deputy Regional Director, APAC Office
1450 – 1520 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Exhibitors
1520 – 1700 Data Analytics to improve Aviation Safety
– Greg Nelson, Assistant Director, MITRE Asia Pacific SingaporePanel Discussion 1 – Safety Performance; What Can We Do?
– Tay Tiang Guan, Deputy Director-General, CAAS
– Carey Fagan, Director, Asia Pacific Region, FAA
– Christopher Murray, Head of R2 Data Labs
– Frank Steffens, Head of the International Cooperation, EASA
– Osman Saafan, Director of Corporate Safety & Security Management and Military Affairs, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH
– Martin Eran-Tasker, Technical Director, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines (AAPA)
1800 – 2000 Off-site reception host by CAAS
Buses will pick delegates up at the front of Singapore Aviation Academy


0800–0900 Registration
Coffee/Tea With Exhibitors
0900–1020 The Challenges Faced in Manufacturing of Flight Control and Display System
The speakers will discuss new avionic technologies driving the future of aircraft systems by providing insight on how avionic technology solutions and design enhancement brings flight safety to a new level.
– Joseph Barclay, Chief Executive Officer & President,
Inflight Warning Systems
– Jimson Ngiam, Quality Director,
Thales Solutions Asia
Akbar Sultan, Deputy Director, Airspace Operations and Safety Program, NASA
– Michael Warner, Regional Director – Safety & Operational Services, Inmarsat
1020 – 1050 Morning Refreshment Break With Exhibitors
1050 – 1210 Risk Management – LOC-i
ICAO has identified Loss of Control in flight (LOC-I) as one of the high-risk accident categories. Though these types of accidents account for a small portion of accidents in a year, they are generally fatal and account to high fatalities. With the aim to reduce the risk of LOC-I accidents, speakers of this session will discuss on topics such as contributing factors and procedures in LOCi Accidents Incidents, go around decision-making process and lesson learned from UPRT implementation
– Sunjoo Advani, President, International Development of Technology (IDT)
– Bill Curtis, Head of Aviation,
Presage Group
– Captain Ling Lion Tien, Group Head Safety, AirAsia Group
– Terry McVenes, Director, System Safety & Regulatory Affairs,
The Boeing Company
1210 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1450 Risk Management – Runway Occurrences
Speakers will discuss the global runway safety initiatives, runway safety programmes and runway safety implementation tools to continuously reduce risks encountered in the take-off and landing phases as well as during the movement on the surface.
 – John Dutcher, Director Safety, Quality & Security,
South Pacific Airlines
 – Gerardo Hueto, Assistant Director, Safety and Flight Operations,
 ASPAC, International Air Transport       Association (IATA)
– Lim Lam Seng, Head (ATS Regulation),
Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
– SL Wong, Head of Technical & Industry Affairs,
Airport Council International Asia-Pacific Region (ACI)
 1450 – 1510  Afternoon Refreshment Break With Exhibitors
 1510 – 1640 Panel Discussion 2 – Lessons Learned from Accident and Incident Investigation
Advances in Aviation Safety have come as a consequence of factors, one of which is the ability to investigate and identify the causation for accidents. The other factor is to integrate hazard identification risk assessment (HIRA) with the investigation process. This panel discusses the lessons learned from Aircraft Accident and incident investigations including the integration with the SMS HIRA process.
– Chan Wing Keong, Advisor, Transport Safety Investigation Bureau, Singapore

– Captain Adrian Abraham, Group Safety Assurance Manager,
Air Asia Group
– Caj Frostell, Commissioner, Banjul Accord Group Accident Investigation Agency (BAGAIA)
– Danny Ho, Executive Vice President, Corporate Safety, Security & Environment Division,
Eva Air
– Captain Felix Chen Seong Kit, Member of Technical Committee, ALPA-S
1640 Day Two Concludes


Concurrent Workshop: Engineering Workshop – Safety Management Tools
     Included in conference registration

0800–1030 Registration
Coffee/Tea With Exhibitors
1030 – 1100 Safety Performance Indicators & Safety Targets
– Wong Chew Wah
1100 – 1210 Sharing How Organizations Develop their SPIs and Safety Target
– Michael Pang
1210 – 1330 Lunch
1330 – 1450 Operational Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation (OHIRM)
– Teo Gim Thong, 
PTS, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
1450 – 1520 Afternoon Break with Sponsors
1520 – 1630 Operational Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation (OHIRM)
– Teo Gim Thong, 
PTS, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore
1630 Day Two, Engineering Workshop Concludes

Wednesday, March 28

0800–0900 Registration
Coffee/Tea With Exhibitors
0900–1045 Maintenance Line Operations Safety Assessments (M-LOSA)
The speakers will discuss on LOSA principles from the flight deck to the maintenance shop. Can LOSA principles be implemented in maintenance shop?
 Mark Millam, Vice President Technical, Flight Safety Foundation

Li Chen, Auditor of Safety and Quality Department, Eastern Airlines Technic CO. LTD
Cheng Hao, Lecturer, Flight Standard Dept. CAMIC
David Mangan, Manager Safety, Quality & Compliance Support, Qantas Engineering
Alan Tang, Maintenance Standards Manager, Cathay Pacific Airways
Hariyadi Wirja, GM Safety Inspection, PT GMF AeroAsia Tbk
Christine Zylawski, Head of Regulatory Compliance | Authorities Liaison, Air France
1045 – 1130 Morning Refreshment Break With Exhibitors
1130 – 1250 New Materials, New Repairs
New airplanes such as B787 and A350 are using fiber-reinforced polymer composite materials as primary structural materials. It takes time to develop maintenance, repair and overhaul the capabilities enhanced by advanced processes, automation, and digital technologies. Speakers share on the training needed for the next-generation workforce to support the repair of the new airplanes, next-generation aerospace manufacturing and new tech applications in composite repairs.
– Steven Crummack, Head of Testing, Training and Services Centre, Airbus Singapore Private Limited, TESTIA Asia Pacific (TAP)
– Guilaume Ferrer, Embodiment Industralisation Manager Composite Structure repair/instructor, Airbus SAS
– Xavier Jolivet, Director of Flight Safety / Safety Enhancement, 
Airbus SAS
– David Low, CEO of Advanced Remanufacturing Technology Centre (ARTC), A*STAR
1250 – 1420 Lunch
1420 – 1550 Breakthroughs in Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing allows airlines to reduce inventory and alleviate supply chain constraints. As airlines begin to use additive manufacturing to better meet their businesses demands and reduce supply chain complexity, certifying an airplane part can be overwhelming given the lengthy processes. Speakers discuss the opportunities additive manufacturing bring to businesses as well as the certification processes.
– Helene Pepin, Senior Group Manager, ARTC
– David Rosen, Director, Digital Design and Manufacturing (DManD), Singapore Univstiery of Technology & Design
– Jonathan Tan, Deputy Head (Airworthiness Engineering – Standards),
– Daniel Thomsen, Deputy General Manager, Stratasys – Asia Pacific Region
1550 – 1620  Afternoon Refreshment Break With Exhibitors
1620 – 1700 Change Management from an Operators Perspective
With the advancement in aircraft technology, aircraft maintenance intervals are extended, saving maintenance costs for airlines. In addition, manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing also provide aircraft maintenance services themselves, as a package to airlines when airlines buy aircraft from them. In light of this new development, speakers will share on how they view aircraft maintenance arrangement will be like in the near future and possibly no longer airlines’ responsibility.
– Mr. Liu Bin, Deputy Director, Flight Standard Dept. CAMIC
– Christine Zylawski, Head of Regulatory Compliance/ Authorities Liason, Air France
1700 End of Seminar


Concurrent Flight Operations Workshop
     Included in conference registration

0800–0900 Registration
Coffee/Tea With Exhibitors
0900-1630 Go-Around Decision-Making and Execution
The workshop aims to provide participants an understanding of the go-around safety issue, risks involved in continuing unstable approach to landing and risks involved in a go-around. Participants will collaboratively work through go-around safety issue with real time airline data (anonymous) and aggregated date from Presage’s archives to produce actionable policy and procedural changes to improve an airline’s (virtual) go-around compliance.
– Bill Curtis, 
Head of Aviation, Presage Group
– Captain Jason Wong Jay ShengHuman Factors Manager, AirAsia X
1630 Day Three, Flight Operations Workshop Concludes

Thursday, March 29

Flight Operations Workshop – Investigating Human Performance
     Included in conference registration

0800–0900 Registration
Coffee/Tea With Exhibitors
0900-1000 Human Factors Information Exchange
This discussion shares what is developing in a regional human factors sharing group in South East Asia.
– Captain Adrian Abraham, Group Safety Assurance Manager, 
Air Asia Group
100 – 1045 SASS2018 – SPI Survey Results
A review and analysis of the survey submissions during the SASS2018 conference
– Mark Millam, Vice President Technical, Flight Safety Foundation
1045 – 1130 Morning Break
1130 – 1630 FORAS Tool – Risk Levels at Each Flight
Recognizing the risks present during daily flight operations can help keep crews situationally aware are prepared with risk mitigations
– William Yeh, JVP, Corporate Safety, Security & Environment, EVA Air
– Frank Kao, Sr Engineer, Corporate Safety, Security & Environment, EVA Air
– Chi-Bin Cheng, Ph.D., Tamkang University
1630 Day Four Concludes