Part 135 operator Jet Linx paused revenue operations on Tuesday to hold its sixth consecutive safety summit for its more than 550 employees. The theme of this year’s summit, “Forward Together,” followed an agenda that included a yearly safety performance review; presentations on emergency preparedness, fatigue, and mental health; and keynote presentations from Southwest Airlines Capt. Darren Ellisor and human fatigue expert Dr. Mark Rosekind.
Ellisor was a crewmember on Southwest’s Flight 1380, which on April 18, 2018, experienced an engine incident and explosive cabin decompression. He was joined by flight attendants from Flight 1380 who described how to best care for passengers while managing an onboard emergency. Rosekind previously served with the NTSB as an on-scene Board member for seven major accidents and is credited with leading research that has earned awards from NASA and the National Sleep Foundation.
“Inviting every team member into a company-wide discussion around safety practices is the best way to ensure a healthy and dynamic safety culture—everyone is involved and plays a part,” said Jet Linx president and CEO Jamie Walker. “Implementing new safety initiatives that result from the topics explored and the ideas shared by our team members is invaluable. At the close of each annual safety summit, we sign an updated safety pledge, turning our new initiatives into required practices.”