Day One 9th December 2019

The Global Safety Environment


Chairman’s Opening Remarks


Global Aviation Safety Trends

The key regulator and government bodies explore the coming trends for safety. What are the big threats to be overcome and what changes will have the biggest direct impact on the aviation sector’s ability to fly safer?

  • Safety and security – building global consensus
  • Harmonisation of national law and regulations with those of industry leading States
  • How can regulators work effectively with the airlines to improve safety?

Emerging Markets – Enhancing Safe and Secure Operations

  • Safety for growing local airlines
  • Enabling the safe growth of passenger numbers
  • Partnering with airports and airlines
  • Increasing the expertise on safety among developing and under developed countries

Morning Refreshments


Approaches to Risk Assessment and Management

Doing risk assessment and managing risks – how to link incident analysis results back to these risk assessments and how to monitor your barrier performance with risk based audits.

  • Using barrier management methodology to control business and safety critical operations
  • Visualising complex risks in an understandable way
  • Managing risks in an effective and efficient manner

Safety Data Management and Utilisation

How can data be made useful in real-time? How can data management move from a responsive function into being a core planning and prevention tool?

  • Collecting, analysing and sharing of safety data
  • Flight data utilisation to enhance predictive safety
  • Successful prevention of incidents and effective management of threats and hazards



Afternoon Workshops

9th December 2019

Workshop A – 14:00 – 17:00

How to develop a safety strategy for an aviation organisation


Workshop B – 14:00 – 17:00

Why risk? Why risk culture? 3 reasons why you should explore the risk culture in your organisation


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Day Two 10th December 2019

Functional Safety


Chairman’s Opening Remarks


Ground Handling Road Maps and Operational Standards

  • Ensure that operational standards are communicated to staff through effective training and safety promotion
  • Identifying minimum operational standards of safety and matching safety procedures with aircraft operators
  • Standardisation, simplification and reduction in level of complexity and confusion by staff
  • Reduction in incidents and accidents due to complexity and confusion

Just Culture as an Enabler for Ground Handling Safety

  • Implementing just culture in ground handling
  • Just culture as an enabler for safety culture
  • Achieving leadership understanding and buy-in
  • Crossing departmental boundaries

Airside and Ground Services

Ensuring safety and security of aircraft on the ground is critical to their safe operation in the air. How are ground operations with multiple stakeholders and operators best handled, and how can most reporting chains work to identify and prevent problems?

  • Ground handling and aircraft recovery
  • Ground incidents and lessons learned
  • Ground incidents due to untrained contractor staff
  • Ground operations safety at airports

Morning Refreshments


ATC and ATM Challenges in the Gulf Region

  • Redesigning GCC air space and introduction of next generation ATM in the Middle East region
  • ATC security and resilience
  • Avoidance of Airprox incidents on international routes
  • Parallel and unstabilised runway approaches

Communication and ATC

Effective and consistent communication are critical to safe operations. How can the quality of ATC and crew communication be assured and developed to enhance safety and simplify operations?

  • ATC and crew communication enhancement
  • Call sign confusion within the MID region
  • ATM and pilot training


14:00 - 17:00

Afternoon Workshops

Workshop A –  14:00 – 17:00

Successfully creating a safety culture


Workshop B – 14:00 – 17:00

Airfield safety management

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