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Safety > 2014 Customer Safety Symposium

2014 Customer Safety Symposium

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (AHI) hosted a U.S. Customer Safety Symposium dedicated to highlighting top safety issues in the industry and allowing customers to share their ideas and solutions.

The two-day event brought together Airbus Helicopters, Inc. leadership, customers and industry experts for presentations and discussions on helicopter safety – which covered a broad range of topics, including: safety management systems, flight data management, technological innovations and more.

Various mission segments – such as air medical, law enforcement and corporate – were represented during the symposium, which was held in Fort Worth, Texas.

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ExpressJet Airlines Vice President of Flight Operations Brad Sheehan provided his insights during the Day 2 symposium segment titled: “Safety Culture and
Programs in a Growing Environment.”


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Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Chief Pilot
Bruce Webb was one of five participants
in the symposium’s panel discussion
“The Individual, Their Decisions
and Experience.”


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David Carr, who took part in the panel discussion “The Individual, Their
Decisions and Experience,” is Director
of Safety for Texas-based Med-Trans Corporation.


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“That Others May Live: An IIMC Case Study,” focusing on Inadvertent Instrument Meteorological Conditions, was presented
by retired U.S. Air Force and civilian air medical pilot Denver Pletcher.


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The wide-ranging safety-related
technologies and initiatives implemented
by Airbus Helicopters were highlighted by Lindsay Cunningham, Senior Manager Aviation Safety at Airbus Helicopters, Inc.


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On Day 1 of the safety symposium, presentation of the “That Others May Live” case study was moderated by Airbus Helicopters, Inc. Flight Safety Officer
Manny Figlia.


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The Federal Aviation Administration was represented on the panel “The Individual, Their Decisions and Experience” by Matt Rigsby from the agency’s Office of Accident Investigation and Prevention.


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The presentation by Matt Rigsby of the
Federal Aviation Administration
Headquarters Office of Accident
Investigation and Prevention focused
in part on maintenance issues.


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During a presentation on the symposium’s opening day, Matthias Klein – Manager General Affairs Aviation Safety at Airbus Helicopters – spotlighted the company’s safety technologies and initiatives.


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Air Methods Corporation Director of Flight Safety Michael Koenes discussed safety management systems for diverse and
remote operations on Day 2 of the symposium.


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The Day 1 segment titled “Aeronautical Decision Making and Experience” included
the perspectives of Dr. Scott Shappel, Professor and Chair at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


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Dr. Scott Shappell, who took part in the symposium’s Day 1 panel discussion, is
a professor and Chair of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Human Factors
and Systems Department.


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The symposium’s second day panel discussion included insights from Paul Spring, President of Phoenix Heli-Flight –
a charter helicopter company
headquartered in Alberta, Canada.


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Representing the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. management team during the U.S. Customer Safety Symposium was Treg Manning –
who is the company’s Vice President,
Sales & Marketing.


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Various mission segments – including air medical, law enforcement and corporate – were represented during the Airbus Helicopters, Inc.-hosted U.S. Customer
Safety Symposium.


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The U.S. Customer Safety Symposium – held May 19-20, 2014 in Fort Worth, Texas – brought together Airbus Helicopters, Inc. leadership, customers and industry experts for discussions and presentations.


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The Airbus Helicopters, Inc.-hosted U.S. Customer Safety Symposium’s Day 1 panel discussion was titled: “The Individual, Their Decisions and Experience.”


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Day 2 of the U.S. Customer Safety Symposium featured a panel discussion with industry experts titled: “The Organization, Its Culture and Safety Programs.”

 

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