For the next IFA Thought Leadership Webinar, former NTSB Board member, respected airworthiness expert and IFA Vice President Americas, John Goglia will share his views on important topics, which – he believes – are crucial for continuing airworthiness and aviation maintenance.
John has had a lifelong interest in aviation and is passionate about aviation and airworthiness, he is recognised and respected in his field receiving in 2020 the Laura Taber Air Safety Award for his contribution to Airworthiness.
John served as a member of the National Transportation Safety Board from 1995-2004, and is the only member of the Board ever to hold an FAA aircraft mechanic’s certificate. John was an early advocate of the need to focus attention on the increasing significance of aircraft maintenance as a factor in aviation accidents, and also pressed for the integration of civilian and military safety information. He currently co-hosts the PAMA ‘Flight Safety Detectives’ Podcast with former NTSB lead investigator Greg Feith where they discuss accidents and all things aviation.
This interview-style Webinar will give the audience the chance to ask questions and a host of different topics to be raised, but one key area will be discussing the huge demand for trained engineers, attracting new talent to the industry, educating and training the new generation of airworthiness professionals and the role of professionalism.
John was Chair and a founding member of the National Coalition for Aviation Education, an aviation industry organisation that advances education among America’s youth and aviation workforce and was a charter member of the Steering Committee to establish the International Society of Aviation Maintenance Professionals, a society dedicated to advancing safety and professionalism throughout the aviation maintenance. Plus with his colleague Ken Mactiernan the Aerospace Maintenance Council, a non-profit organisation was formed. The council’s flagstone event, the annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC), recognises and celebrates the aviation maintenance technician, and raises awareness of the knowledge and skill required to maintain safe, airworthy aircraft, worldwide. The events have grown in success, the 2019 event had over 80 worldwide teams from all areas of maintenance and engineering. The success and enthusiasm generated from these events drives John to encourage all of us to discuss and plan for the future of our industry.
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