This story is part of AIN's continuing coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on aviation.
Bombardier’s annual Safety Standdown, set for October 21 in a virtual format, will feature a new speaker whose presentation should be of interest to aviation professionals beyond pilots. The speaker, Toronto-based Multi-Health Systems executive chair and founder Steven J. Stein, will discuss “broader, more abstract concepts of safety…to permit maintenance technicians, pilots, dispatchers, safety program managers, or accountable executives to design and implement safety improvements,” according to the Canadian airframer.
In its 24th year, the standdown was originally scheduled to be held over two days in Wichita but was moved to a virtual format because of the Covid-19 pandemic. With the theme of “Safety in Focus 2020,” this year’s standdown is designed to “prompt aviation professionals and organizations to question how to turn their vision of a safer and more efficient organization into reality,” Bombardier explained.
“For more than 20 years, Bombardier has led the industry in providing aviation professionals with knowledge-based aviation training, and this year’s virtual event builds on this very important goal,” said Bombardier Aviation v-p of customer support Andy Nureddin. Returning presenters include Tony Kern, Amy Grubb, and Antonio Cortés.