The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will host its inaugural National Safety Forum on the third and final day of the association’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2015), which is set for Nov. 17-19 in Las Vegas.
The day-long forum will bring together top government and industry leaders to discuss the safety issues confronting business aircraft operators, and is tailored to the interests of aviation department managers, chief pilots, directors of maintenance, safety managers, schedulers and dispatchers, cabin crew and anyone interested in improving business aviation safety.
“The National Safety Forum is designed to bring together international business aviation leaders to engage in discussions with top FAA and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) officials so they can together address the major business aviation safety issues in an open forum,” said NBAA Safety Committee Chair Steve Charbonneau.
Confirmed opening speakers include NTSB Chairman Christopher Hart and the FAA’s Director of Accident Investigation and Prevention Wendell Griffin. Additionally, the day will include presentations by Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) CEO Jon Beatty, International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) Director General Kurt Edwards and members of the NBAA Safety Committee focus teams.
The principal topics to be discussed at the forum are runway excursions, fitness-for-duty, data sharing, professionalism and procedural compliance and airport and ground handling safety.