Safety in
Aviation Forum
for Europe 360°

08 - 10 June 2021


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All times indicated in the SAFE 360° 2021 schedule are in the CEST time zone [UTC+2]

Opening and key notes

Patrick Ky, Executive Director, EASA
Luc Tytgat, Strategy and Safety Management Director, EASA

New Safety Landscape

What new risks have emerged during the COVID-19 pandemic? Have the pre-crisis aviation systemic risks gone away ?
This panel will offer perspectives from aviation industry safety leaders on how to blend and mitigate systemic and conjunctural emerging risks when there is such uncertainty on the crisis length and few safety data available. The conclusion will be to answer the most important question of today: “Are we ready for the Ramp-Up of operations?”

Erick Ferrandez, Head of safety Intelligence Department, EASA

Luc Tytgat, Strategy and Safety Management Director, EASA
Giancarlo Buono, Regional Director Safety & Flight Operations Europe, EUR-Regional Safety and Flight Operations, IATA
Yannick Malinge, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Safety Officer, Airbus
Marc Houalla, Deputy Executive Director, ADP Group, CDG Airport
Tanja Harter, Technical Affairs Board Director, European Cockpit Association
Iacopo Prissinotti, Director of the Network Management Directorate, EUROCONTROL

Data4Safety: Going operational

Data4Safety (D4S) is the European data analysis and sharing programme launched in 2017 by EASA and the European Commission in collaboration with 12 voluntary European aviation safety partners: “the D4S Founding Members”.

D4S aims to collect and share the most valuable sources of aviation data in a highly protected environment in which, aviation partners can join forces with data scientists to infer knowledge and produce actionable safety intelligence for Europe. This is achieved by leveraging cutting-edge big-data technologies and digital solutions.

The Data4Safety Founding Members and key Speakers will share their views with the wider Aviation community about the key deliveries and achievements of the D4S Proof of Concept phase that is coming to an end in 2021.

The Panelists will present the planned roadmap for transitioning the Programme to its Operational phase. This will cover both the expansion of D4S membership to more Aviation Communities and Stakeholders by 2022 onwards as well as the integration of Data4Safety in the existing Aviation Landscape.

Erick Ferrandez, Head of safety Intelligence Department, EASA
Leopold Viroles, Data4Safety Lead Analyst, EASA

Luc Tytgat, Director of Strategy and Safety Management Directorate - Data4Safety Steering Board Co-Chair, EASA
Bert Bonke, D4S Technical Board Co-Chair, European Cockpit Association
Jim Pegram, Director of Safety, Security and Compliance & Data4Safety Steering Board Co-Chair, EasyJet
Patrick Cipriani, Director Safety Oversight, DGAC France
Joachim Lücking, Head of Unit Aviation Safety, European Commission
Aidan Murray, Chief Pilot, Ryanair

Integrated Risk Management

Traditionally, safety and security have been considered as two separate domains, where the corresponding risks assessments were performed in isolation.

In aviation safety we are mostly trying to manage unintended actions from within the system while in security the risks mostly come as deliverate attacks from people outside trying to cause harm.

In reality, safety and security are clearly linked and both contribute to safe operations. If we do not develop concept of “Integrated Risk Management” to manage aviation risks in a holistic manner we are missing a major opportunity to strength our approach to safety.

This panel will include aviation experts, both from the Industry and Authority side, and will discuss how to integrate the safety and security domains, how to harmonize regulatory policies and oversight approaches and how this may impact the organisational structures both in organisations and in the Member States.

Rowan Powel, Senior Domain Safety Risk Manager, EASA
Adam Borkowski, Aviation Security & Intelligence Expert, EASA

John Monks, Director of Safety and Security, British Airways
Francesco Di Maio, Head, Corporate Security Department, ENAV
Piotr Samson, Director General of CAA Poland, Chairman of the EASA Management Board
Tarald Johansen, Director for Safety, Security, Health, Contingency & Quality, Avinor Group

With video contribution of Stephen Creamer, Director Air Navigation Bureau, ICAO and Christophe Ramu, Head of Division Security, Health & Safety Division, iter

Opening of Day 2

360° Panel 1 – Training effectiveness and competence

Despite the obvious technological advances that have made the aviation industry safer and more efficient in the last few decades, the way that those working in the industry are trained has not changed significantly.

The industry needs to improve the teaching methods, planning and delivery of training at all levels. Meanwhile both industry and regulators need to ensure that they fully appreciate how to use competency frameworks to their best advantage.

The next generation of aviation personnel will, on the whole, have experienced a different type of education where self-reflection, questioning and discovery have formed the basis of their learning experience. There will be an expectation that this type of interactive learning will be continued in the workplace and less dynamic teaching may not be as well received, nor as effective.

Rowan Powel, Senior Domain Safety Risk Manager, EASA

Svetlana Bunjevac, Human performance in ATM Senior Expert, EUROCONTROL
Kathy Abbott, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Flight Deck Human Factors, FAA
Gunnar Steinhardt, Senior Manager Human Factors, Cargolux
Thomas Leoff, Chairman of IAAPS (Int’l Association of Aviation Personnel Schools)
Nicklas Dahlstrom, Human Factors Manager, Emirates Airline
Dirch Hansen, Flight Crew Training ATO Expert, EASA

360° Panel 2 – Approach Path Management

Approach path management involves all the aspects of the approach phase ensuring the delivery of a safe landing of the aircraft on the runway.
The flight crew have to simultaneously manage the energy of the aircraft, the impact of the weather conditions and decisions regarding go-arounds, the proper Instrument Landing Signal (ILS) capture as well as the ATC vectoring while also communicating effectively with ATC and each other.

Where are we today in ensuring operational safety during the approach phase? Which risks need to be further mitigated and how if a safe landing is to be achieved every time?

The panel aims to address these questions by discussing the current controls in place, such as flight crew training, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and the regulatory framework governing these areas. A reflection on new proposed mitigations will be conducted.

The outcomes of the panel discussions, in combination with the progress made by the case study on approach path management currently conducted as part of Data4Safety, will orient the actions defined in the European Plan for Aviation Safety to address this safety issue.

Florent Morel, Domain Safety Risk Manager, EASA

Alexander Schwaßmann, Senior Expert Safety Management and ATCO, Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH (DFS)
André Vernay, Human Risks Programme Manager & French Authority Captain, DGAC - DSAC France
Gabriel Jarry, Data Scientist, DGAC - DSNA France / ENAC School
Gunter Ertel, Senior Program Manager Aviation System Safety, Boeing
Laszlo Ekes, Senior Safety Manager, WizzAir
Bert Bonke, D4S Technical Board Co-Chair, European Cockpit Association

360° Panel 3 – Turnaround Safety

Airlines are striving to turn around their aircraft as quickly as possible. To do this in a safe manner, the turnaround process needs to be managed properly, taking into account the safety of the ground staff servicing the aircraft, the on-board crew, the passengers and other involved partners.

The situation is further challenged during the COVID Ramp-Up with considerable numbers of staff not having worked for a considerable amount of time.

The panel aims to get a full view of the different processes involved in a turnaround, understand the needs of the different stakeholders, explore different ideas and unique solutions that can be used to mitigate the risk of personal injuries and property damage during turnarounds.

Martin Bernandersson, Domain Safety Risk Manager, EASA

Katerina Karakatsani, Safety Manager, Fraport Greece
Burkhardt Höfer, EVP Commercial, Hamburg Ground Handling GmbH
Jeroen Jaartsveld, Ground Handling Standards & Procedures Expert, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Jasper Daams, Program Director Integral Safety Organisation, Schiphol Group

Wrap-up Day 2

Opening of Day 3

360° Workshop 1 – Entry of Aircraft Performance Data

The incorrect entry of data into the Flight Management System (FMS) that is used to set the take-off or landing performance parameters of the aircraft can have catastrophic consequences. This can potentially occur due to miscommunication errors, errors in Electronic Flight Bags (EFB), last minute changes, distractions, and the incorrect calculation of the performance parameters.

Prevention strategies may include technological solutions such as Take-Off Performance Monitoring Systems (TOPMS), FDM performance monitoring, and the provision of performance data by operators to crews, etc. These strategies should be feasible and aim to deliver realistic improvements.

This workshop is intended to review current Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and training, mitigation proposals and enacted solutions, and if applicable, propose additional mitigations to address this safety issue from a multi-stakeholder perspective.

Christopher Misiak, Avionics Systems Expert, EASA

Florent Duru, Safety Investigator, BEA France
Ian Goodwin, Director Flight Safety, AIRBUS
Jonas Lejeune, Product Portfolio Manager, AvioBook/Thales
Lauris Mikelsons, Vice President of Compliance and Safety, airBaltic Corporation
Martin Nijhof, Senior Flight Safety Investigator / Senior Risk Analyst, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

360° Workshop 2 – Safe Use of Airspace

The safe use of airspace is essential in mitigating the risk of airborne collisions between manned aircraft. It is important to address the precursor events, such as airspace infringement and VFR/IFR deconfliction, to prevent them from developing into an actual airborne collision.
This workshop will focus on uncontrolled traffic in VMC and will explore several factors such as Conspicuity of aircraft, airspace complexity, the link between airspace design, operational procedures, and airmanship.

This workshop will also review existing mitigations and, if applicable, propose additional actions to address the safe use of airspace from a multi-stakeholder perspective.

Renée Pelchen-Medwed, ATM/ANS, Human Factors Expert, EASA

Michel Rocca, Vice- President, Europe Air Sports
Philipp Wächter, Safety Manager, Austro Control
Vladimir Foltin, PCM/ATM Expert, EASA
Magnus McCabe, Manager Safety Oversight, NATS
Andrej Kolar, Chief Executive Officer, Naviter
Felix Gottwald, ATM Expert, European Cockpit Association  
Jani Hottola, General Aviation Coordinator, TRAFICOM

360° Workshop 3 – Monitoring of the Covid-19 Safety Issues with FDM

With the Covid-19 pandemic, new safety issues (SIs) rose and other became more priority. The flight data monitoring (FDM) workshop will try and address the following questions:
• What was the impact of the pandemic on the SMS/FDM programmes?
• Has the focus of the FDM programmes changed considering the new operational reality?
• What safety issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic need closer monitoring with FDM?
• How does the future look like for FDM programmes?

Guillaume Aigoin, Senior Flight Data Expert, EASA

Leopold Sartorius, Head of Data Analytics, ATR
Hasan Mir, Senior Engineer, Emirates
Rudy Pont, Co-chairman Flight Data Working group, European Cockpit Association
Pedro Duarte, SESAR Programme Manager, NetJets
Edward Jumi, Manager Global Flight Data Exchange, IATA

Breakout Session 1 – FDM Best Practices

The Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) breakout session will address how safety issues are tackled in their organisations with the support of FDM.
Major topics include:
• How to use and present FDM outputs?
• Advanced analytics applied to FDM.
• Best Practices for the use of FDM.

The presentations about these topics will be given by leading industry experts in order to share experience and techniques regarding FDM programmes. The FDM breakout session is dedicated to promoting the exchange of experiences and the discussion among peers in the industry.

Helder Mendes, Flight Data Expert, EASA

Monica Falcon, Flight Safety Engineer, Embraer
Christoph Hera, Safety Data Science Officer, Cargolux
Serdar Şahin, SMS Specialist, Corendon Airlines

Breakout Session 2 – Occurrence Reporting

The Occurrence Reporting breakout session comprises three major topics with the goal of ensuring there is a common understanding of the scope of occurrence reporting and the stakeholders’ responsibilities, and more importantly to meet the objectives of occurrence reporting. This means the collection and exchange of information on actual or potential safety hazards and deficiencies in order to mitigate risks and prevent accidents.

During this session we will identify weaknesses in our occurrence reporting systems, share good practices and explore new ideas in overcoming obstacles that may prevent us achieving the goal of occurrence reporting. We will also address how the Covid pandemic may have affected the way we manage and classify occurrences at both the organisations and authorities’ level.

Apostolos Batategas, Senior Safety Data Manager, EASA

Bjorn Vanden Eynde, Belgian Trade Union Officer, European Transport Workers’ Federation
Julia Behrend, Head of Safety Innovation & Human Cooperation, Air France
Deborah Vintner, Flight Safety Director, Safety Management System, ATR
Isabel-Clara Barbero, Aviation Policy Officer, European Commission
Yngvi Rafn Yngvason, Domain Safety Risk Manager, EASA
Geert Kinders, Safety Data Management Section Manager, EASA
Janusz Strzelczyk, Safety Data Technical Assistant, EASA

Presentation of the outcomes and wrap-up of the conference

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