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HAI Rotor Safety Challenge

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Best Practices in Maintenance Record-Keeping

This session explores the regulatory responsibilities of creating maintenance records and keeping them updated. Attendees will learn: the regulatory responsibilities of the operator versus the maintenance provider in creating and updating maintenance records; how obligations can be shifted by contract, but not under aviation safety regulations; and maintenance record-keeping regulations and the documents essential to making airworthiness determinations.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Maintenance
Instructor: Brett Levanto, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
BowTie Methodology for Safety Management – Part 1: Safety Risk Management

This session introduces the BowTie Methodology and its use in analyzing and controlling operational hazards through use of a highly visual method. Hazards are decomposed into their various elements, identifying threats, consequences, and the appropriate controls necessary to mitigate to an acceptable level the risks to the organization, its people, and assets. Attendees will develop skills in identifying and analyzing operational hazards in rotorcraft operations using visual BowTie techniques. Consider also attending Part 2: Safety Assurance (see the Wednesday, January 29, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm session description).

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Gerald Kosbab, AeroDirections, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
BowTie Methodology for Safety Management – Part 2: Safety Assurance

This session adds depth to your safety management skills by applying the BowTie Methodology to rotorcraft operators’ safety assurance processes, including accident and incident investigation, classification, inspection, and auditing. Emphasis is placed on determining and maintaining the effectiveness of risk controls identified through BowTie analysis. Consider also attending Part 1: Safety Risk Management (see the Tuesday, January 28, 10:30 am – 11:30 am session description).

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Gerald Kosbab, AeroDirections, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Building a Professional Relationship with the Government

This session provides a road map for building a professional relationship with civil aviation authorities. It begins by describing the rules that should always be considered when engaging with regulators, then provides instruction on how to introduce your company and maintain consistent contact—not just when a problem arises. The session concludes by providing strategies for maintaining a professional relationship with regulators.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Brett Levanto, Aeronautical Repair Station Association
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Causal Factor Analysis: More Useful Than RCA?

When organizations conduct safety investigations of hazards or incidents, their purpose should be to prevent the accident from happening again. Often, Root Cause Analysis (RCA) falls short of this goal because it may ignore more “actionable” causal factors. Join us to learn the Causal Factor Analysis technique, including how easy it is for people to read and understand a report that uses this format. Attendees will receive two templates for building their own future causal factor statements.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Susan Cadwallader, PRISM, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Compliance? Big Deal!

In dealing with violations of codes of conduct, the usual response is to find fault and then reprimand. The termination of an employee may appear to address the issue. This session asks challenging questions that may provoke us into thinking differently by considering uncommon but proven and relevant solutions to noncompliance. We will look at how to design training syllabi and operational regulations that will encourage willful employee conformance with regulations rather than the costly process of universal enforced compliance.

Date: Wednesday, January 29 Wednesday, January 29 | 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: George A. Santos, Loben Ltd.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Concept to Commissioning: ICAO Heliport Design Process

This session will identify the considerations involved in developing ground-level or rooftop hospital helipads intended for helicopters operating in Performance Class 1. Planning and design is undertaken with reference to International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards and recommended practices for heliports as published in Volume II of Annex 14. Detailed steps and outcomes of the planning and design process will be discussed, using recent hospital helipads in Australia as examples.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Operations, Pilot, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Peter Simpson, PSNK Pty Ltd.
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
Decision-Making Stories

Why make your own mistakes when you can learn from others? This session presents the stories of real-life incidents and accidents, and the decisions that caused them or prevented them. During a review of two scenarios, attendees will interact to make collective decisions. We will then evaluate each decision to emphasize how the incident or accident could have been avoided.

Date: Tuesday, January 28 Tuesday, January 28 | 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Track(s): Pilot
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Heather Howley, Independent Helicopters, LLC
Price: This course is free to anyone attending HAI HELI-EXPO
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