Thank you to those who submitted presentation proposals. Safeskies Australia is now reviewing them, and will be in touch by Friday 27 May to let you know the outcome.

In the meantime, as we finalise the Safeskies 2022 program, we are delighted to announce two prominent conference speakers: Andre Stein, CEO of Eve Air Mobility, who will speak at the dinner, and Dr Peter Kearney, CE of the Irish Aviation Authority, who will speak on innovation in air traffic management. 

Andre Stein

CEO of Eve Air Mobility

Andre Stein

Safeskies is delighted to announce that 2022’s Sir Reginald Ansett Memorial Lecture will be given by Andre Stein, CEO of Eve Air Mobility. In keeping with the 2022 theme: ‘Sharing the skies safely’, Stein will talk about Embraer’s e-VTOLs and the future of urban air mobility.

André Stein, CEO of Eve Air Mobility, has 25 years of experience in aviation, and has led Embraer’s urban air mobility initiative since its inception. He was one of EmbraerX’s co-founders and has served in leadership roles at Embraer that span strategy, product development, new business, market intelligence and sales. He led Embraer’s commercial aviation product and market strategy throughout the development and market introduction of the E175+—the absolute leader in regional aviation, the award-winning E-Jets E2 family of commercial jets and sponsoring Embraer’s first R&D initiatives towards electric and autonomous aviation.

Previously, he led Embraer’s strategic marketing efforts in the Asia-Pacific, achieving Embraer’s first commercial and executive jets sales in the region, and later restructuring sales and marketing in Latin America, to win the region’s market leadership.

Stein hails from the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University, Chicago, and gained his mechanical engineering qualifications from one of Latin America’s leading universities, the Brazilian State University of Campinas, more commonly known as Unicamp. He is an avid traveller who is passionate about mobility, and has accumulated considerable multicultural experience from living and working in Australia, Singapore, Silicon Valley and Brazil.

Dr Peter Kearney

Dr Peter Kearney became Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) in 2018, having held several managerial positions in the IAA’s air traffic management operational division after joining the IAA as an air traffic controller in 1998. 

Peter received his PhD in Future Air Traffic Management Systems from Cranfield University in 2020. His PhD research focused on the design and deployment of advanced air traffic management (ATM) systems to ensure their enhanced safety and efficiency by placing the air traffic controller at the heart of the design. Peter holds an MSc in Human Factors and Safety Assessment in Aeronautics (Cranfield University), a BSc. (Hons) Business Management (Trinity College Dublin), and is a Harvard Business School graduate.

As CEO of the IAA, Peter is overseeing the restructure of the organisation into two separate legal entities. The new IAA will solely be responsible for safety regulation, while the air navigation service provider (ASNP) is transferring to a newly incorporated semi-state company to be known as AirNav Ireland. Under the restructure Peter will transfer to CEO of AirNav Ireland.

Peter is a key advocate of the IAA’s successful Remote Towers Project (which won the Single European Sky Award in 2017). The trial involved the testing of remote tower services operated by one controller in Dublin for Cork and Shannon airports. 

Peter is involved in the IAA’s interest in Aireon, the world’s first satellite-based air traffic surveillance system. The Aireon ALERT project was awarded the CANSO Global Safety Achievement Award 2020 for its significant contribution to reducing aviation risk and has directly contributed to saving eleven lives to date.

Committed to strategic collaboration, Peter is currently chairman of the COOPANS Alliance, currently Europe’s most advanced ATM system, and the co-operative partnership of ATM systems of six European ASNPs: Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal and Sweden. 

With a keen interest in aviation, Peter is also a qualified helicopter pilot.

Dr Peter Kearney

Chief Executive of the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA)

Themes for 2022

Safety of space travel / exploration

Human factors and human performance

Safety management

Airspace / Space


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Submit a presentation proposal

Presentation submissions must include the following information:

  • Presentation title
  • Presentation theme: please select from one of the key topic areas listed
  • Author/s names and biography/ies
  • An abstract of no more than 250 words, outlining the approach to the topic, and showing clearly how the presentation relates to aviation/aerospace safety

Submissions close on Friday 22 April, 2022.

Note: presenters must accept sole responsibility for the statements made in their abstract

Presentation proposal review and selection

The Safeskies 2022 conference committee will review all abstracts submitted. Decisions made by the committee are final.

Each abstract must specify a presenter, who will be notified of the committee’s decision when the abstract acceptances are distributed.

The presenter of each accepted abstract must register for the entire conference meeting and must be available to present on the day allocated.

Abstracts submitted for presentation to Safeskies 2022 are expected to be original and unique submissions, and not previously presented at other aviation safety conferences or meetings.

Accepted abstracts will be published on the Safeskies 2022 website/conference app/ handbook.

Presentations may comprise part of a themed grouping and involve a panel discussion, or may be stand-alone (stand-alone presentations will run for a maximum of 30 minutes, with 10 minutes for questions.

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