European Safety Standdown Set for May 2 and 3
Bombardier Aerospace, the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and NBAA yesterday announced that the fourth annual European Safety Standdown will be held on May 2 and 3 on the eve of this year’s EBACE show at the Crowne Plaza Geneva Hotel in Geneva. Practical workshops, a staple of the North American Safety Standdown, will be introduced to the European seminar this year. “Over the past 14 years the Safety Standdown has grown from a small internal Learjet seminar to a worldwide safety program,” said Bombardier Business Aircraft president Steve Ridolfi. “With established annual seminars now in North America and Europe, and the launch of a Latin American edition this year, the Safety Standdown program is ever evolving. There continues to be a need in the industry for crucial knowledge-based training.” Bombardier Safety Standdown, held annually in Wichita since 1996, made its European debut three years ago in Geneva. This year, the seminar line-up includes acclaimed presenters and a half-day of practical workshops such as professional discipline, human factors in aviation for maintenance technicians, advanced aerodynamics and a workshop for flight attendants. The standdown is free for attendees, but registrations are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. The aviation safety program provides attendees with insight into the human factors that cause errors in judgment and offers the latest training approaches to avoid them. As of November, more than 4,100 pilots, crewmembers, safety specialists and industry officials had graduated from Safety Standdown.