Program

The Safeskies 2019 program will include presentations by international keynote speakers and nationally recognised experts, as well as oral presentations.

Please see the Program at a Glance below. Program developments will be added over the coming weeks.

Tuesday 15 October 2019

17:30 – 18:30 Registration Desk Open  
18:30 – 20:00

Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture
Parliament House, Canberra

Speaker: Dr Fang Liu, Secretary General of ICAO

MC: Joe Hattley, Manager of Safeskies Australia

20:00 – 22:00

Conference Dinner – Supported by Boeing

 

 

Wednesday 16 October 2019

07:30 – 17:00 Registration Desk Open – National Convention Centre, Canberra  
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and Conference Introduction

Peter Raven, Chairman of Safeskies Australia
CDRE Chris Smallhorn,
Vice-Chairman of Safeskies Australia
Linda Spurr,
Treasurer of Safeskies

08:45 – 09:00

Conference Opening

 
09:00 – 10:30

Session 1: Aviation Policy Group Discussion

Chair: Sir Angus Houston, Chancellor of University of Sunshine Coast

Speakers:
Shane Carmody, CEO of CASA
Jason Harfield, CEO of Airservices Australia
Dr Steven Kennedy, Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development

10:30 – 11:00

Morning Tea

 
11:00 – 11:40 Session 2: TBA

Chairperson: John Kay, D/CEO of NZCAA

Speaker: Peter Kearney, CEO of Irish CAA

11:40 – 12:30

Training for tomorrow – Panel discussion

Moderator: Patrick Murray, Aviation Australia

Panelists:
Adrian Young, Chief Pilot of Qantaslink/QF training academy
Stuart Aggs, Director Group Flight Operations of Virgin Australia
Dr Melanie Todd, Principal Human Factors Advisor of The Keil Centre

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch – Supported by AIPA/AFAP (AUSALPA)

 
13:30 – 15:00

Session 3:

Flying the world’s first electric Light Sport Aircraft

Training GA pilots for the future

Chair: Steven Campbell
Richard Charlton, 
CEO and Co-Founder of Electro-Aero

Lea Vesic, Innovation and Improvement Executive at Recreational Aviation Australia

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Tea  
15:30 – 17:00 Session 4: Dr Rob Lee Memorial System Safety/ Human Factors Panel Session

Moderator: Sue Burdekin
Speakers:

Dr Wayne Martin, Central Queensland University
Brent Hayward, Managing Director of D├ędale Asia Pacific
Dr Adam Fletcher

17:00 Close

Linda Spurr, Treasurer of Safeskies

18:00 Charity Networking Event – Hyatt Hotel courtyard

Live music by Canberra’s Mid Life Crisis

Thursday 17 October 2019

08:00 – 16:00

Registration Desk Open

 

08:00 – 08:45

Networking

 

08:45 – 09:00

Welcome and Intro to Day Two

CDRE Chris Smallhorn, Vice-Chairman of Safeskies Australia

09:00 – 10:30

Session 5:

Global Collaboration: Frontline Results

ATSB Investigator Recruitment – a different approach

Speakers:

Gretchen Haskins, CEO of Helioffshore

Greg Hood, Chief Commissioner of ATSB 
Kate Munari, 
Transport Safety Investigor of ATSB

10:30 – 11:00

ADF Aviation Safety Panel

 
11:00 – 12:30

Session 6:

ADF Aviation Safety Panel

Airservices Australia – Developments in ARFFS

Chair: Peter Norford

Speakers:

Heads of RAAF
Navy and Army Aviation

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Meet the Experts – Concession (Students and new entrants) lunch

 
13:30 – 15:10

Session 7:

Topic TBA

Safety Preparations for Air Racing – Supported by QBE

Automation, a help or hindrance?

Speakers:

David Anderson, Flight Safety Foundation

Matt Hall, Red Bull Air Race Pilot

 

15:10 – 15:30 

Afternoon Tea

 
15:30 – 16:10

Session 8:

Developments in Cyber Security

Chair: Billy Nolen, Executive Manager of Group Safety & Health Qantas Airways

Speaker: Rich Davis

16:10 – 16:50 PG Taylor Address

Speaker: Captain Deborah Lawrie AM, Tiger Airways

16:50 – 17:45

Safeskies Networking Happy Hour

 
19:00 Conference Close

Captain Peter Raven AM, Chairman Safeskies Australia