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Best Practices in Safety Risk Management – 2018 Dubai

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Best Practices in Safety Risk Management

27-28th November 2018
Emirates Engineering Facility, Dubai

Keynote Speech – John McColl, Head of Airworthiness, UK CAA

SESSION 1 Advancing Technology to Manage Risks

Innovative Maintenance to Manage Structure Risks Safely and Efficiently – Steve Swift, IFA VP Australasia
In line with the Session’s theme, Steve will explain the biggest advance ever in structural maintenance technology and how it can help maintenance managers to not only improve safety, but also identify opportunities to save on maintenance.

Digitalisation of Records – Wajahat Ali Khan, Jet Aviation and E-Records – Nick Edge, Emirates airline
“Aviation has developed exponentially over the past 15 years, especially with regards to On-board, Ground Based Technology & Data availability & yet today the predominance of Maintenance Records within Global Aviation still adheres to that age old comfort blanket, Paper… The Speed & Need of Data far surpasses the Speed of Paper. The presentation will focus on the Risks & Benefits that Records Digitisation provides to even the smallest Operator, Lessor & MRO, not just for historic purposes but in ensuring the ‘Needle in the Haystack’ is available to the Right People, at the Right Time to make Right Decisions”

Computer Generated Parts – Shajee Rafi, Emirates airline

SESSION 2 – Operational Risks and the Humans

“Yes Sir, it is supposed to look like that – Safety Culture in Maintenance” – Dr Nicklas Dahlstrom, Emirates airline
The interest of the aviation industry in culture, especially safety culture, is still in a developing stage in regards to understanding how culture affects practices in an airline. In the field of maintenance this has not yet received the same attention as for pilots and air traffic controllers although the tools to explore, understand and develop a safety culture are the same regardless of the professional roles. There has been some work on culture in maintenance showing that there is strong professional culture which is similar across different organisations, but also that there are differing notions of safety culture between and even within organisations. Focusing on this professional culture, reinforcing it and merging it with safety culture can provide a way forward in preventing drift and in bridging the gap between procedures and practice. This presentation will highlight some aspects of culture and safety culture, including the concepts of reliability and resilience, link them to the role of culture in maintenance and propose how they can be trained.

Fatigue and Duty Time Limits in Aircraft Engineering– Tim Garrett, Emirates airline
Recent GCAA issuance of CAR Part V 145.47(b) in reference to GCAA Safety Alert 2017-04 and Emirates Airline Ground Operations Fatigue Working Group initiatives and status updates.

Aviation Psychology for Culture Centric Training Development – Naushad Anjum
Naushad believes that may be we the humans have become too blind to our own blindness when it comes to very basic cognitive, spatial and emotional limitations. Lately, he is developing training and learning models where people will be made more aware about their blind areas. The training that can equip them to identify when their mind drifts from the present, while they are writing a technical log or working on critical aircraft areas or flying. This training will not only act as an internal alarm system but would also equip them with cognitive tools to neutralise the distractibility by using principles of emotional intelligence.

SMS Made SimpleMark Boumans, Shell Aircraft International



WORKSHOP – 28th November 2018

Session 1 – ‘New structural inspection technologies: how do we assure safety without
stifling innovation?
Moderated by: Steve Swift, IFA VP Australasia
A panel of regulatory and industry experts will discuss the standards and processes for the regulatory approval of new inspection technologies for aircraft structure. One example for discussion and demonstration will be a robot that can crawl all over an aircraft (event upside down) to inspect the surface with a video camera or other sensor.

Session 2 – Identifying high risk areas in airworthiness focusing on causal factors
Cengiz Turkoglu IFA VP Technical & Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University and Jelle Hieminga, Lecturer, Amsterdam University of Professional Education Recently, two different research projects analysed two separate datasets from European Central Repository (ECR) and accidents / serious incident investigation reports from ‘Air Safety Network’ & Skybrary databases. While both projects developed different taxonomies to categorise the occurrence reports and accidents/serious incidents, they mainly focused on the outcomes since the information about causal/contributory factors was either unavailable or very limited. We (IFA) now will combine the results of these two studies and collect data further data from professionals attending events in Dallas, Paris, Dubai and Hong Kong. We will continue working with a view to producing a white paper to identify high risk areas in airworthiness and potential causal/contributory factors. This is an ongoing work with EASA, French MRO Network and ex-UK MEMS Group members. We believe collecting data from UAE community will give us the opportunity to compare views of professionals in different regions.

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