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Aviation Safety Programs and Emergency Preparedness

This course is designed for aviation professionals who want to better understand and ultimately implement safety programs within a flight department. Concepts covered include emergency preparedness, emergency equipment, safety programs, best practices, and risk management.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The standard techniques and key areas of safety audits
  • How to establish a safety program and safety committee
  • The key points of developing an accident/incident tracking system
  • How to develop plans for disaster recovery and emergency preparedness
  • Common maintenance control procedures for inspections, repairs, and prevention measures, including computerized options, and flight department regulatory requirements

Date: Saturday, January 25 Saturday, January 25 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Operations | Pilot | Safety
Location: Sheraton - Park A
Instructor: Ed Coleman, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
The Dirty Dozen: Recurrent Training

This workshop is presented by Gordon Dupont, who originated the concept of the “Dirty Dozen,” the 12 common causes of human-factor errors in aviation maintenance. According to the FAA, these 12 are implicated in about 80 percent of maintenance mistakes.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • About updates to the Dirty Dozen causes of human-factor errors in maintenance
  • How to mitigate the effect of the Dirty Dozen on operational safety

Date: Saturday, January 25 Saturday, January 25 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety
Location: Sheraton - Park B
Instructor: Gordon Dupont, System Safety Services
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
Enhancing Your Culture of Compliance

Many leaders fall for the general misconception that the most effective way of addressing issues that contribute to incidents and accidents is to add perceived “layers of safety.” This is generally executed by introducing increasingly sophisticated technical systems. This course will train participants on how to effectively improve safety by giving adequate and appropriate consideration to human factors and their consequences.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The difference between technical and nontechnical skills (NTS)
  • How to apply NTS to address root causal factors of incidents and accidents
  • How to use NTS to enhance general adherence to company rules and regulations
  • How to use NTS to assess company operations

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance | Operations | Pilot | Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: George Santos, Loben Training and Advisory Ltd.
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $945 Non-Member
Flying in the Wire and Obstruction Environment: Part 1

This multimedia course is designed to make participants aware of the hazards in the wire and obstruction environment and learn how to avoid them to become a safety-minded crew member.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The importance of crew resource management and the responsibilities of each individual
  • How to work as a team with clear inflight communications
  • The dynamics of working in the wire and obstruction environment, including situational awareness, exposure and risks, visibility engineering, and the accident chain

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Robert Feerst and Brian Booth, Utilities Aviation Specialists
Price by Dec. 6: $530 Member | $805 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $670 Member | $1,000 Non-Member
Proactive Fatigue Risk Management for Helicopter Operations

This course will focus on proactive fatigue risk management for all members of flight operations. Topics include sources and consequences of fatigue in occupational settings, recommended practices for fatigue risk management, and recent technological advances in the field. This course will describe the scientific background of fatigue, data relating fatigue to safety outcomes, and case studies with lessons learned.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • To understand the operational causes of fatigue
  • Different ways to track and mitigate fatigue
  •  Industry benchmarks related to fatigue risk
  • How to set effective thresholds to trigger fatigue mitigation workflows

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Dr. Daniel Mollicone, Pulsar Informatics, Inc.
Price by Dec. 6: $505 Member | $750 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $645 Member | $945 Non-Member
Regulatory Comprehension for Operations

This course gives participants the tools to understand and manage aviation safety regulatory compliance requirements specific to rotorcraft operations.

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The civil aviation safety regulatory organization and structure
  • The minimum standards that directly and indirectly impact day-to-day work
  • The differences between regulatory requirements and those created by contract and other legal obligations
  • Key regulations for operations in 14 CFR Parts 91, 133, 135, 136, and 137
  • Public aircraft operations

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Track(s): Operations | Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein
Price by Dec. 6: $315 Member | $460 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $435 Member | $645 Non-Member
Understanding and Implementing an Effective SMS

Many aviation operations are already far along in establishing a formal safety management system (SMS)—they just don’t realize it. Most people are aware of personal safety issues in the workplace. However, aviation professionals must also have the tools to recognize situations that would elevate risk as well as the ability to implement controls to effectively mitigate those risks. Learn to foster a positive safety culture for future success.
Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:
•    The principles of SMS, including planning and measuring safety performance
•    How to identify hazards, and evaluate and manage risks
•    How to conduct an operational safety assessment
•    How to review and update risk mitigation strategies
 

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): Maintenance, Operations, Pilot, Safety, UAS
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Christopher Young, CY Consulting Solutions
Price by Dec. 6: $400 Member | $595 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $520 Member | $765 Non-Member
Regulatory Comprehension for Maintenance

This course covers the FAA’s organization, authority, and process for promulgating rules, then explains how the general requirements in 14 CFR link together in a “regulatory chain” that must be understood by aviation businesses. Topics specific to maintenance include Part 43 (maintenance, preventive maintenance, rebuilding, and alteration); Part 65 Subpart D (certification of mechanics); Part 65, Subpart E (certification of repairmen); and Part 145 (repair stations).

Learning Objectives: By the conclusion of the course, participants will learn:

  • The civil aviation safety regulatory organization and structure
  • The minimum standards that directly and indirectly impact day-to-day work
  • The differences between regulatory requirements and those created by contract and other legal obligations

Date: Sunday, January 26 Sunday, January 26 | 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Track(s): IA Renewal, Maintenance, Safety
Location: Anaheim Convention Center
Instructor: Sarah MacLeod, Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein
Price by Dec. 6: $315 Member | $460 Non-Member
Price after Dec. 6: $435 Member | $645 Non-Member
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