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Safeskies 2022 preliminary program 

(as at 20 June 2022)

DINNER / LECTURE

Tuesday,
20 September, 2022

18:00 – 18:45
Australian Parliament House foyer
pre-dinner drinks

18:45 – 20:00
Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture
Andre Stein CEO Eve Air Mobility

20:00 – 22:00
Conference dinner

DAY ONE

Wednesday,
21 September, 2022

07:30
Registration desk open
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

08:30 – 08:45
Welcome and conference introduction
Peter Raven AM, Linda Spurr

08:45 – 09:00
Conference opening
The Minister for Transport The Hon. Catherine King MP TBC

09:00 | Session 1
Aviation Policy Group Discussion – Diane Brown Deputy Secretary Dept Infrastructure, Pip Spence CEO CASA, Jason Harfield CEO Airservices Australia, Chief of Air Force TBC

10:30 – 11:00
Morning Tea

11:00 | Session 2
Peter Kearney CEO Irish CAA and chair of COOPANS (European ANSP group). ‘Safe integration of increasingly complex airspace.’ 

11:45
‘Leveraging aviation safety standards to build consumer confidence in emerging air mobility systems’.

Panel of three speakers, including:
Yun Yuan Tay – Head of Asia Pacific, Skyports

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch

13:30 | Session 3
Cyber-securing Australian airspace

13:50 | Session 4
Regulation and new technology – Dr Reece Clothier Boeing, Dr Rob Weaver Eve Air Mobility, Erik Peck Swoop Aero 

15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon Tea

15:00 | Session 5
Airline heads of safety – Matthew Franzi Qantas Airways, Michael Chapman Jetstar, Amanda Drake Alliance Airlines, Chris McKie Virgin Australia

16:30
Recreational/general aviation safety panel Cody Calder RAAus head of safety
Other speakers x 2 TBC

17:00
Close of Day 1 – Linda Spurr, Treasurer Safeskies Australia

DAY TWO

Thursday,
22 September, 2022

08:00 – 08:45
Registration desk open
Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

08:45 – 09:00
Welcome and introduction to Day 2
CDRE Chris Smallhorn

09:00 | Session 6
‘Safety investigation – civil and military”

Robert Sumwalt former head of the US NTSB (virtual), Angus Mitchell Chief commissioner ATSB, Dennis Tan: director Defence Flight Safety Bureau, Jane Meares Chief commissioner New Zealand Transport Accidents Commission 

10:30 – 11:00
Morning Tea

11:00 | Session 7
Dr. Rob Lee Memorial Session – System safety

  • Timothy Hudson, Prof. Patrick Hudson Hudson Consulting: ‘Improving safety management approaches using underlying structures in the safety culture ladder’
  • Dr Kevin McMurtrie UNSW: ‘Just culture – an enabler of trust and confidence for voluntary reporting, or a utopian ideology?’
  • Dr Louise Raggett – ‘Safety 1 – Safety 11’ 


12:30 – 13:30
NextGen lunch

13:30 | Session 8
ADF Aviation Safety Panel – AVM Darren Goldie AM CSC Air Commander Australia, MAJGEN Stephen Jobson Commander Army Aviation, CDRE David Frost Commander Fleet Air Arm.

14:15
Training and human factors

  • Denis Manson ‘Human factors in the metaverse – virtual training spaces for non-technical skill development’
  • Alison McDonald ‘Human-centred design for emerging technologies’
  • Shane Tobin UPRT Australia ‘Upset prevention and recovery training – stick and rudder problem or human factors problem?’


15:00 – 15:30
Afternoon Tea

15:30 | Session 9
PG Taylor Address ACM Mark Binskin AC (ret.) former Chief of Air Force, now chair of CASA board

16:10 | Session 10
Captain Naomi Radke AusALPA ‘The resilient pilot and continuing professional development’

16:50 – 17:00
Close Day 2 – Captain Peter Raven AM  – Chair Safeskies Australia 

17:00 – 18:00
Safeskies Networking Happy Hour

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