Not only has Dubai become a trade centre for the world but has also become the centre for enhancing aviation safety”

Dhruv Rebbapragada, Chief of Flight Safety, Indigo Airlines 

“Events such as World Aviation Summits are a great opportunity, especially for the Airlines to share ideas as well as to gain experience. I would like to recommend this event to everyone.”

Alexey Kuznetsov, Senior Route Planning Executive,Volga-Dnepr Gulf 

“A safety Summit of this kind is important both for operators and regulators in the sense that there is a lot of diversity and complexity in the aviation operating environment. Summits such as these provide a better understanding for both since they have to work together.”

– Fred Fernandes, Section Manager Strategic Safety Analysis Coordination and Safety Systems, Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

“The event delivered practical insights in how the aviation industry can tackle current and future industry challenges. The event connected participants to meaningful conversations centered around effective industry collaboration to improve safety. My personal highlight has to be working together with safety professionals in the workshops, turning new ideas into actions and achieving a common understanding behind new concept to deliver a safer end-to-end aviation experience.”

– Devan Panchal, Consultant, Helios

“I have been participating in WASS since its inception and I believe it proved itself as one of the leading safety events in the industry. It is an excellent opportunity to meet with many safety leaders and professionals from different regions. The content of the event has always been diverse and well balanced to cover the key challenges the industry faces.The new format of longer workshops introduced this year is also a great opportunity that certain topics are debated in depth with the participants’ involvement.”

Cengiz Turkoglu, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University

“It was a pleasure to be invited as a speaker at the 2018 World Aviation Safety Summit in Dubai and provide some insights into the efforts of IATA to support our industry within the safety realm. The theme and topics for the 2018 WASS were very well received by all the participants and as such are a clear indicator that bringing like-minded safety professionals together to discuss current and relevant subjects through such events are a great opportunity for all of our industry stakeholders”.

Ken Sewell, IATA Regional Director, Safety & Flight Operations – Middle East & North Africa,International Air Transport Association (Iata) – Gulf Area

“Overall I think the event was positive in terms of its interaction and atmosphere. Given the topic that we were discussing in the Just Culture workshop, there was a very open, honest and transparent atmosphere which was refreshing given the multinational environment and the somewhat sensitive nature of the discussions. People were fully committed to participating and I felt there was a valuable exchange of peer to peer views and ideas aimed at overcoming the practical challenges of evolvingour organisations to become learning cultures.”

– Chris Drew, Head of Market Development, Baines Simmons

“ I think in general overall event was a success but particularly agenda was well designed as it included workshops, solo presentations and panel discussion.This provided a great platform to remain interactive with the audience which made the entire event very interesting.”

– Ahsan Farooq, Area Operations Manager – Middle East, Chevron International Products

“This is an excellent organisational event. The World Aviation Safety Summit is an important event where safety issues are discussed in-depth.”

– Capt. Younes Elqudah, SMS Manager, Middle East Aviation Academy

“It is very important for the people who work in Aviation to attend this event as it discusses high levels of World Aviation Safety, networking opportunities and sharing information.”

– Hamad Al Neyadi, Business Continuity Auditor, Presidential Flight

“There was a variety of very useful information; there were also quite a few industry experts and it was nice to share the information and understand safety, innovation and new techniques.”

–  Abdulrahman Al Harthi, ATCO & Quality and Safety ATC Specialist, Public Authority of Civil Aviation, Oman

“The World Aviation Safety Summit is a unique event which actively promotes the exchange of knowledge with many distinguished aviation safety professionals from across the globe.”

– Nuno Aghdassi, Head of Flight Safety, NetJets 

“WASS 2018 managed to be the converging point of many safety views and concepts, where discussion and conviction was the way to achieve a common goal [of] the promotion of the aviation safety.”

– Abdulla Mohammed Al Blooshi, Head Of Accidents Investigation Section Accident Investigation & Aircraft Oversight Department, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA)

“It was a great event. Very educational and information, especially the workshops after the lecture and discussion sessions. The venue, lunch and refreshment arrangements were great. I look forward to attending such events in the future.”

Muhammad Nuoman Naeem, Quality Engineer, Jet Aviation

“Attending the World Aviation Safety Summit at Dubai in hindsight was a very smart decision as it turned out to be a great avenue not only to learn and get updated on current aviation practices, but also a good avenue to network with aviators from allover the world. I would love to do this again in 2019.”

– Solomon Attah, Chief Operations Officer, Dornier Aviation

“WASS18 Dubai provided an excellent opportunity to network and discuss ideas”

– Joe Gazzolo, Senior Captain, Gulf Air