This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Like many events scheduled in the pre-Covid environment, NATA has made the move to hold its 4th annual Ground Handling Safety Symposium (GHSS) as an online event this fall. Slated to take place from September 22 to 24, the virtual event will feature a keynote address by Neil Smith, secretary-general of the International Union of Aerospace Insurers.
The new format will include several hour-long webinars per day, covering topics such as preventing aircraft movement damage, aircraft operator’s perspective on ground handling, engaging aircraft OEMs in ground handling safety, managing fatigue, and combating complacency.
“Continuous education, vigilance, and improvement are key to operational safety; that is why we knew that moving the GHSS online was the best option,” said Michael France, NATA’s managing director of safety and training. “As we continue to see an uptick in air travel as the country reopens, safety on all fronts will be the focus of the traveling public and aviation businesses everywhere.”